Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangku. (Source: NNT)
Bangkok (VNA) - The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and private companies have co-organised a caravan to promote tourist attractions across the country.

Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul explained that the caravan is meant to promote roadtrips to various tourist attractions, thereby stimulating local economy.

The tourism caravan will travel from Bangkok to Chiang Rai province, with scenic detours and possible side trips to neighbouring countries.

The ministry also expressed confidence that it would achieve its annual target of 7 million visitors from the ASEAN region, up from 6 million last year. In 2016, the ministry will focus on developing Thailand's relatively obscure destinations into viable tourist attractions.-VNA