MICE Middle East Websites

Thailands Kai Chon ice sculpture won International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan

Sapporo – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its ongoing support for a team of Thai ice sculptors to join the 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest 2018, held during 4-8 February as part of the 69th Sapporo Snow Festival.

 

This mark the 21st year of Thailand’s participation in one of Japan’s most popular winter events, visited by over 2 million Japanese and international tourists.

 

The Sapporo Snow Festival was started in 1950, when high school students built a few snow statues in Odori Park. It has since developed into a large event featuring spectacular snow and ice sculptures.

 

The main site is the Odori Site in Sapporo’s centrally located 1.5 kilometre-long Odori Park. The Festival’s famous large snow sculptures, some measuring more than 25 metres wide and 15 metres high, are exhibited there. They are lit up daily until 22:00 Hrs.

 

Besides about a dozen large snow sculptures, the Odori Site exhibits more than 100 smaller snow statues and hosts several concerts and events, many of which use the sculptures as their stage.

 

One highlight of the Sapporo Snow Festival is the International Snow Sculpture Contest, first held in 1974. TAT has supported the participation of a Thai ice carving team since 1991. The Thai team won the contest four times in 2000, 2008-2010; the first country to have won it for three consecutive years.

 

This year’s team includes: Mr. Kusol Bunkobsongserm from the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Mr. Amnoaysak Srisuk, from the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel and Mr. Kritsana Wongtes, an independent sculptor. They have competed against teams from Australia, Daejeon Metropolitan City (South Korea), Finland, Hawaii (USA), Indonesia, Macao SAR, Poland, Portland (USA), China, Singapore and USA.  

 

In this year’s competition, the Thai team presented a sculpture of ‘Kai Chon’ – Thailand’s traditional cockfight, a popular sport in the local communities for hundreds of years along with “Muay Thai”.  

 

This year’s participation fits in with TAT’s new marketing concept, “Open to the New Shades” in Japan to attract more Japanese travellers to Thailand by highlighting unique elements of Thai culture. 

 

Japan is one of Thailand’s top markets, contributing 1.54 million tourists in 2017, generating an estimated 67.5 billion Baht in tourism income.

See more at TAT Newsroom

Back to Home Page

30M tourists with revenues with 25B dollars in 2020, 130 hotels with 26,000 rooms coming soonmore
The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students' Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langmore
oneworld® members and CTW Asia-Pacific Platinum Sponsors Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines (AA) will join hands to foster closer relationships with sought-after corporate travel managers this September in Bangkok, co-hostmore
Motaz Othman, M.I.C.E Middle East >> PATA has played a tremendous roll in The Travel and Tourism Industry to, from and between Pacific Asia Region, Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO has some views about PATA activities and the coming PTM2018 imore
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry.more
The 2nd Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2018 opens today at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing, with Morocco’s inaugural appearance as a country partner in a travel tourism exhibition in China. In amore
Park Inn® by Radisson, the upper midscale brand from Radisson Hotel Group™, will make its debut in Thailand with the launch of a brand-new hotel in Phuket Town, the island’s provincial capital and cultural heart.more
Motaz Othman, Dubai ... It is always interesting meeting new people, especially when they talk about what they do in business and you get a glimpse into a world you never really knew anything about. The Arabian Travel Market 2018more
The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Lmore
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has staged the “Amazing Thailand Health & Wellness Trade Meet 2018” to promote the Kingdom as a health and wellness destination. The one-day event was held on 30 August, 2018, at The Atheneemore
Advertise with us.
Memorable Moments at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Honeymoon Middle East
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, BANGKOK
Chez Razzak Tours - Bangladesh
Maximus BD Tours & Travels DMC Bangladesh
Explore the hidden gems of Khon Kaen at PDMF 2018
Urban Beauty - Thailand
First Asian MICE Cruise Conference Launches At IT&CMA 2018
Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives, For Honeymooners.
Zaatarah & Co. Travel Agency - Jordan .
Travel Armenia - For Honeymooners.
Travel Connection Maldives For Honeymooners.
Dominican Republic For Honeymooners.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives for Honeymooners.

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email