TAT co-sponsors ‘PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2019’ commercial campaign
Bangkok, 4 October 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently extended support to the production of a ‘PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2019’ commercial campaign to promote Thailand’s second edition of the MotoGP as well as strengthen the kingdom’s position as a sports tourism destination. The race takes place from this Friday, 4 October to Sunday, 6 October.
On Wednesday, 1 October, Bangkok saw world class MotoGP racers, Jorge Lorenzo, a Spanish racer for the Repsol Honda team, and Cal Crutchlow, a British racer for the LCR Honda team, together with Thailand’s 20-year-old racing star, Somkiat Jantra, being filmed while riding their bikes through the heart of the capital’s commercial districts.
Under the theme ‘From Road to Roof’, the commercial production brought the three racers to the Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand’s newest iconic travel landmark and highest observation deck, to showcase how the kingdom maintains its position as one of the world’s top tourist destination.
The three racers also met with representatives from the public and private sector supporters of the PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2019, including Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, TAT, and Ms. Jiraporn Kaosawad, President and CEO of PTT Oil and Retail Business PLC.
Mr. Tanes said, “This commercial campaign will showcase the charms of Thailand during the live broadcast of the PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2019 to an audience of more than 800 million around the world. We hope it will inspire more inbound tourism to the kingdom.”
Sports fans can watch the live broadcast of the PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2019 via MotoGP.com and world’s sport television channels, during 4-6 October 2019.
About PTT Thailand Grand Prix
Thailand, through the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has secured a three-year deal with Dorna Sport, which is the holder of the rights of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), to host the Grand Prix from 2018 to 2020, with the Buriram United International Circuit as the rights manager of Thailand’s first edition of the MotoGP.