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What is ATTA?

The Association of Thai Travel Agents, widely known as "ATTA", is Thailand's private sector association of travel agents. It is a non-profit organization that aims at promoting and supporting the Thai travel industry for the benefit of its members, clients and the tourism industry.

ATTA was established in 1968, with just 10 members. The number has grown to 1,340 members through 2006, comprising of 5 honorary members, 1,014 active members and 321 allied members.

In 2005, two million tourists used ATTA's services at Bangkok, bringing in B80 billion in tourism related income, which is only a part of the kingdom's total of B240 billion in tourism revenue. Moreover, ATTA has created jobs for 200,000 people; thus, distributing income to various businesses involved directly and indirectly in the tourism industry.


ATTA's objectives

  • To promote and support the travel industry.
  • To research and analyse relevant data, exchange and expand knowledge in regard to the travel industry.
  • To protect and nurture the mutual interests of members, if necessary arbitrating disagreements between members of the Association and non-member business.
  • To support and co-operate with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Royal Thai Government in increasing the value of tourism to Thailand.
  • To simulate, encourage and promote the desire to travel.
  • To promulgate rules and regulations that will help members boost the performance and integrity of the travel industry.
  • To encourage fair competition in the travel industry.
  • To work with non-travel industry companies, associations and individuals in furthering mutual interests and to improve the role of tourism in the national economy.
  • To support and improve the efficiency of services rendered by member agents.
  • To refrain from political activities deemed detrimental to the above stated aims.

      Past Presidents

      1968-1974, 1978
      1975-1977
      1979, 1983-1985
      1980-1982
      1986-1988
      1989-1991
      1992-1994
      1995-1998
      1999-2000
      2001-2002
      2003-2004
      2005-2006
      2007-2008
      2009-2010
      2011-2012
      Mr.Kusa Panyarachun
      Mrs.Yavalaksana Pangsapa
      Mr.Anant Sirisant
      Mr.Prasert Isvarphomchai
      Mrs.Yavalaksana Pangsapa
      Mr.Saneh R. Jotikasthira
      Mr.Anake Srishevachart
      Mr.Anant Sirisant
      Mr.Saneh R. Jotikasthira
      Mr.Suparerk Soorangura
      Mr.Suparerk Soorangura
      Mr.Apichart Sankary
      Mr.Apichart Sankary
      Mr.Surapol Sritraku
      Mr.Sisdivachr Cheewarattanaporn
      World Travel Service Ltd.
      Lucky Travel Service Co., Ltd.
      East-West Tour Co.,Ltd.
      Tour World Inc.
      Lucky Travel Service Co., Ltd.
      Turismo Thai Co.,Ltd.
      Thaisinn Express Co.,Ltd.
      East-West (Travel) Group
      Turismo Thai Co.,Ltd.
      N.S. Travel & Tour Co.,Ltd.
      N.S. Travel & Tour Co.,Ltd.
      A.E.D. Travel Co.,Ltd.
      A.E.D. Travel Co.,Ltd.
      Tampak Tour Co.,Ltd.
      Quality Express Co.,Ltd.


      ATTA Management Structure

      ATTA' s management structure is divided into two major parts. First, the Board of Directors, which consists of thirteen active members, some of whom are elected-including the President, four Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary-General, Honorary Treasurer and other appointed executives, including Public Relations, Registrar Co-ordinator and Committee Members. The Board of Directors has an administrative term of two years and is responsible for policy making and overseeing the Association's operation as its objectives.
      Second, there are 95 members of staff led by the Executive Director, who is responsible for implementing policy and planning, and carrying out operations to meet the stated objectives.

      Major Policies
      In order to promote and develop the country's tourism industry, the Association has implemented five major policies:

      • To campaign for more awareness of tourism among Thai people, including more education in schools at all levels, so as to create and maintain a positive attitude toward the hospitality for which Thailand is renowned.
      • To campaign for more awareness in all provinces by setting up tourism plans of each province and then supporting the industry in a progressive manner.
      • To train and educate members’ personnel in order to up-grade and increase their management efficiency in travel services.
      • To introduce activities for tourism promotion, such as Travel Exchanges, Workshops and related activities.
      • To co-operate with both the government and private sectors to promote the tourism industry.
      • To campaign for more awareness of environmental factors, so as to nurture sustainable tourism.
      The Administrative Departments 2009-2010
        Administration Department Mr. Jumpol Chadavadh
        Foreign Affairs Department Mr. Ekasith (NINO) Jotikasthira
        Marketing Department Mr. Sawat Napol
        Destination Promotion Department Mr. Weera Bumrungsee
        Service Development Department Mr. Sumet Kriengchaiyaprug
        Training & Development Department Mr. Sangiam Ekachote
        Communication & press Department Mr. Surapol Sritrakul
        Tourism Technology Department Mr. Suthipong Boonchuay

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