Thailand tourism industry to get major revenue boost from Air Race 1 World Cup
Thailand’s economy is expected to receive a huge revenue boost when the Air Race 1 World Cup Presented by Chang is staged in the country over the next three days.
Thai Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said the formula one air racing showpiece event is anticipated to generate more than 3.45billion Baht in income for the country’s tourism industry and related businesses.
The Thai government has joined forces with the nation’s private sector to host the Air Race 1 World Cup at U-Tapao Naval Airbase, Rayong Province, from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19.
More than 100,000 people are expected be in attendance as the 17 best air racing pilots across the globe go wing tip to wing tip in the fastest motorsport on the planet.
Thailand is the first Asian country to host the event, and Lt. Gen. Sansern anticipates that 30,000 foreign tourists will be among the attendees.
The Air Race 1 World Cup is part of the International Fleet Review 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), being held in Pattaya, Chon Buri, and other nearby provinces from November 13-22.
Air Race 1 challenges pilots in a demanding test of skill. Each race sees up to eight pilots go head-to-head at speeds of over 450kph just metres above the ground.
“We are thrilled to hear the results of the Thai government’s estimation of the economic impact that our unique event can provide to a destination. It is a fantastic validation of our mission to deliver unmatched cost-effective benefits to our Host Partners.”