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Thailand to host Air Race 1 World Cup

The government is ready to host the Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017 next weekend. The event is expected to generate more than 3.45 billion baht in revenue for tourism and business sectors. 

The Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said the government has joined force with the private sector to host the Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017 from November 17th to 19th, 2017, at U-Tapao International Airport of Rayong province. A total of 16 aircraft will be competing in the final round.

Thailand will be the first country in Asia to host the event which is expected to be attended by about 100,000 people from 100 countries. Of the total 70,000 will be Thais and 30,000 will be foreign tourists. It is also expected that the event will generate an income for tourism industry and related businesses by more than 3.45 billion baht, he said.

This event is part of the International Fleet Review 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is being held from November 13th to 22nd in Pattaya, Chon Buri, and other nearby provinces. This is the government’s effort to practically implement the concept of “Sports Tourism”, he added.

Thai people are invited to take part as a good host to welcome the athletes and tourists from all over the world and to observe these two important international events, said Lt. Gen. Sansern.

NNT

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