The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has joined the private sector in organising a campaign to encourage more people to ride bicycles.

TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products Vilaiwan Twichasri revealed on March 20 that the tourism authority has joined N.C.C. Exhibition Organiser Co., Ltd. to organise Bangkok Bike 2013, an event that features everything about bicycles.

Vilaiwan said that bicycle enthusiasts will get to find everything they need for biking while visitors will get to know and choose to join Thailand ’s first bike tourism.

The TAT Deputy Governor stated that there has been a growing trend of biking in Thailand , proven by a 20 percent growth in bicycle sales in the country last year.

She added that the growing trend has also been promising after records show bicycle travel sector has earned as much as 900 million THB in tourism revenue last year.

Vilaiwan went on to say that the upcoming evening will be held under the theme “Let’s go green” and that fair-goers will learn more about popular biking routes across the country and pick up information from travel gurus as well as several booths at the event.

The TAT Deputy Governor said 30 million THB has been invested in organising the event, which is expected to see about 200 million THB spending until the last day.

Bangkok Bike 2013 is also scheduled during May 2-5 at Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi.-VNA