May 4, 2022– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to advise that the ‘L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Phang-nga 2022’ cycling event is to take place from 13-15 May, 2022, in the beautiful Southern resort locale of Phang-nga.
H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said “Hosting this prestigious cycling event for the third year is another valuable opportunity to show the world Thailand is again open to the world’s tourists, to help stimulate the economy, and to help position Thailand as a major destination for sports tourism, which is a key element of the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2022’ marketing campaign.”
Based on the famous ‘Tour de France’ annual bicycling championship, this landmark event was successfully staged in Thailand in 2018 and 2019. The 2019 race drew over 300 overseas cyclists and attracted more than 2,000 fans and spectators generating over 250 million Baht in revenue.
This year, the ‘L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Thailand Phang-nga 2022’, which has the theme ‘The Final Great Memory’ is expecting a similarly successful turnout with overseas riders from over 30 countries and Thai riders to make up a field of some 2,000 riders. More than 8,000 fans and spectators are expected.
Registration is open now at www.runlah.com/events/letapeth22 for ‘L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Thailand Phang-nga 2022’, which will have two distances of 145 km and 75 km. The starting point is in Khao Lak at the Tsunami Memorial, Boat Tor 813, and the finishing line in Takua Pa District. The picturesque scenery for which the Phang-nga region is well known for promises a stunning event for both riders and spectators.
To partake in L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Thailand Phang-nga 2022’, riders and spectators are required to meet specific criteria, which includes proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and to undergo testing by an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) before the event.
The actual race day is 15 May, and a host of activities and festive fun is planned for the two days beforehand on 13-14 May. This includes a Tour de France Museum show, bicycle trade fair, bike inspection services, bike workshops, and event sponsors’ booths.
As well as the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, a number of public and private sector sponsors are working together to make the ‘L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Phang-nga 2022’ a success. They are the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thai Cycling Association under Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, Move Asia Company Limited, and TAT.
More information on ‘L’Etape Thailand by Tour de France Phang-nga 2022’ can be found at www.facebook.com/letapethailand.
October 14, 2021 – In the draw for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Hockey Championship ticket purchase rights, more than 1.6 million ticket requests were made for the games played in Tampere.
All winners of the draw have received more detailed instructions for claiming the tickets. Winners of the draw must claim their tickets no later than 15 October at 12:00 noon (EET). The schedule also applies to those who have been offered alternative tickets. If a person doesn’t claim the tickets they have won, tickets are automatically returned for sale.
Participants who haven’t won in the draw at all or who have been offered alternative tickets will receive an opportunity to purchase unclaimed day tickets. The opportunity to purchase tickets starts on 16 October at 9:00 and ends on 20 October at 12:00 noon (EET). Tickets are not automatically available to all those who have been offered the opportunity to purchase tickets, but tickets are sold on a first come basis. Ticket sales for game days are open as long as there are tickets left.
A separate message will be sent in advance to those participants who have the purchase opportunity. The message will provide more detailed instructions for purchasing tickets.
Winners of the draw have already claimed a lot of tickets, but there are still some tickets left for all game days in Tampere.
All participants in the draw will be sent a separate message and offered an opportunity to purchase day tickets from 21 to 25 October 2021, if there are tickets left.
If there are in the end still day tickets left, they will go on sale on 27 October 2021.
Furthermore, day tickets are also available for the games played in Helsinki. Additionally, a limited number of VIP packages are for puchase in Helsinki and also in Tampere.
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