October 1st was an important moment for the Tourism Authority of Thailand to renew its top management. No change at the head of Thailand tourism agency beside the appointment of two new deputy governors, Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool and Mrs. Numfhon Boonyawat.
Governor Yuthasak Supasorn and all his team of Deputy Governors have been confirmed at the head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, one of the Kingdom’s most important agencies. Tourism continues to be a major economic sector for Thailand. According to WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council which regroups the private sector in world tourism), Travel and tourism activities contributed 21.6% to the country’s GDP, worth USD$109.5 billion when all direct, indirect and induced effects are taken into consideration.
With October 1st, the successful team of TAT is welcoming two new Deputy Governors. Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool has been promoted to the position of Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business. She will be overseeing the development and promotion of tourism products and services in line with the demands of both travellers and investors.
She was most recently the Executive Director of TAT’s Tourism Products Department, having been promoted from the position of the Executive Director of the Product Promotion Department. Prior to that, she was the Director of the TAT Governor’s Office and before that the Executive Director of the Tourism Products Department.
Mrs. Numfhon Boonyawat has been promoted to the position of Deputy Governor for Policy and Planning. In her new position, she is tasked to oversee the organisational policy, overall marketing strategy planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Prior to this new appointment, she was the Executive Director of the Planning Department. Her previous positions and responsibilities at TAT have included TAT Director of Marketing Strategy Division, Director of the TAT Sydney Office, and Executive Director of the Human Resources Department.