I don’t know what to think about the Songkran marketing push from TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand): Amazing Thailand: #ThailandOnly #SongkranThailand.
Official Community from Tourism Authority of Thailand ร่วมแชร์ภาพสงกรานต์ทั่วไทย ด้วย #SongkranThailand #ThailandOnly Official Community from Tourism Authority of Thailand Share Songkran Festival of Thailand to the world with #SongkranThailand #ThailandOnly
After Thailand’s embarrassing pissyfit over Singapore’s Songkran celebration (see Is Thailand Suing Singapore for Stealing Songkran?), turns out Singapore’s Songkran won’t even have water (a crucial ingredient).
So why underline Thailand’s paranoia with the in-your-face marketing slogan, #ThailandOnly #SongkranThailand?
Just like when my elder brother fell for a snipe hunting gag at an important dinner (twice in one night), I’m painfully embarrassed for Thailand.
Amazing Thailand indeed.
UPDATE: The #ThailandOnly hashtag is taking on a life of its own (and not all is good).
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