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Tourism Authority of Thailand ME launches Facebook fan page

Tourism Thailand Dubai & Middle East Office has launched their Facebook page - a Thailand fan club for the Middle East. The fan club is an online portal where fans can register themselves and participate in online activities, such as posting comments, uploading images for voting contests and getting to know the latest events hosted by the Tourism Authority.

For more information, visit the fan page at www.facebook.com/tourismthailandmiddleast.


And while you're there, why not visit the Irhal page too? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Irhalcom/368858917050

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