THAI launches new interactive website

BANGKOK, Thailand, Sept 4 - Thai Airways has launched a new interactive website social.thaiairways.com, with the tagline “Your Travel Buddy". The site provides travel-related information to passengers, complementing THAI's main website www.thaiairways.com.

The social media website consists of four content areas: news and promotions, travel, lifestyle, and events, as well as other content areas such as postcards, blogs, Sawasdee magazine, and inflight duty free brochure. It can be viewed in English and Thai, and is easy to access on all devices through Cloud Computing technology with up to 17 servers worldwide.

Passengers can get the latest information on THAI promotions and learn more about travel destinations from blogs written by popular travel bloggers who recommend places for sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants.

THAI employees also play a role. THAI pilots and flight attendants can send in postcards from their journeys to destinations served by THAI. Customers can also share photos and recommendations from their travels by using the hashtag #socialthai in Instagram posts, which will appear on the new social media website.

The new site was launched at a press conference event in Bangkok.

The picture shows selected personalities and travel bloggers: Pilot Wirush Teparuck (left) who has an online following of his photos; Mr. Jirayu Tangsrisuk (second from left), a television personality who travels extensively and exclusively on THAI; Ms. Chintnudda Lamakanond “Pango" (third from right), a new-face actress, cover singer, local net idol, and travel blogger with a high following at https://instagram.com/wonderingpango/; and Mr. Intrawut Simapichet (second from right), creative and prominent local travel blogger for families at http://www.2madames.com.

Mr. Chutinthorn Srisittikum (fifth from left), THAI Vice President of Digital Commercial Department, and Mrs. Pariya Chulkaratana (fourth from left), THAI Director of Digital Marketing & Customer Management, presented the live website to demonstrate the latest travel trends using THAI's social.thaiairways.com as “Your Travel Buddy". Mr. Krittaphon Chantalitanon (fifth from right), Vice President of Aviation Services Support, lent support to the event together with social.thaiairways.com website developers Mrs. Kusuma Chaiyaporn (third from left), President of MASS Group, and Mr. Ali Ziani (fourth from right), Managing Director of Mass Group.

-- Janet Northcote