Thailand Tourism Forum 2022 or TTF 2022, the largest seminar for tourism industry in Thailand, has been recently held at Conrad Bangkok Hotel. This is the 11th year of the consecutive event being run under the topic #ThaiTourismUnited. The topic is aligned with the ongoing global situation of the threatening Covid-19 transmission. The inevitable impact of this disease has changed the way people and businesses are, and likewise the tourism industry. Therefore, contents in this event focused on finding consensual exit and development strategies.
At the seminar, there were discussions among CEOs of leading hotels and tourism agencies in Thailand about their visions to recover the tourism industry after the pandemic. Another highlight at this seminar was the delivery of English speeches by students from Dusit Thani College, Thailand’s leading educational institutes in service business under Dusit Thani Group with the professional programs of tourism, hotel management, and culinary arts. At the previous TTF 2021, 9 of the College students had made impressive speeches and performance to the attendees. Therefore, the seminar organizers gave another opportunity for 10 Dusit Thani College students to give their speeches in this year.
The 10 speechmakers from the College include 9 of the following bachelor’s program students: Ms. Phetchompoo Wasukanjananon, Mr. Punnawit Phochatkaew, Ms. Tittayaporn Okutsu, Ms. Orapan Supalakpaisan, Ms. Thidarat Sankotara, Ms. Punyisa Kongsuwan, Mr. Punyisa Pakmee, Mr. Kawin Sahasakmontri, and Ms. Sutida Luangna together with Ms. Nualnapa Bumrungsena Colcol, a master’s program student. They were honored to be on the stage to express their thoughts on developing Thailand’s tourism industry.
One of the impressive speeches was from Ms. Sutida Luangna, a student from Hotel and Resort Management (currently Hospitality Management) international program and President of Dusit Thani College’s Student Union. She made a stunning speech in English with this following idea:
“Currently, we are now facing the Covid-19 situation that has totally changed our ways of living. I believe that sustainability plays an important role in Thailand’s hotel industry. Ecotourism might be the best way to adapt that we could perform in our generation. The more quality of life you have, the stronger you will be. The day Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our key focuses is the day our country gains invaluable profits. Thailand will also be one of the most wonderful travel destinations in the world.”
The speeches and ideas of the 10 students reflect the College’s dedication to cultivate service business students with a mindset to sustainably develop tourism industry as they are the future of our nation.