Bangkok--26 Feb--Krungthai Card
KTC is in its ready mode to expand into wedding business. Ignite the flame with 9 styles of nuptial events with irresistible offers and privileges. Two major events confirmed with major partner, MasterCard. “KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008” and “Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival 2008” 14 lucky couples to tie the knot at the world’s first and most romantic balloon wedding unveiled. Tourists are urged not to miss this once in a lifetime event from March 5th to 9th in Chiang Mai.
KTC announces its final preparation to launch into wedding business. More than nine styles of wedding ceremony will be offered for selection. All soon to wed couples and KTC membes can choose from thirty hip, exciting and reasonably priced wedding packages, along with a host of privileges. To kick off the project, arms in arms with MasterCard Worldwide and established business partners, KTC unveils the fourteen lucky couples to tie the knot at the world’s first balloon wedding in Chiang Mai. The event, which is titled KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008, will be co-located with Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival 2008. Green Valley golf course in front of Polytechnic Lanna College will be the venue for this grand ceremony. This world record event will feature a series of enjoyable activities including concerts by top artists, international performances, parades, country stalls and Musical Night Glow balloon show from March 5th to 9th, 2008. Interested tourists can take part in this historic event by purchasing a ticket for only 50 Baht or by using only 99 KTC Forever Rewards points. It is expected that the event will attract more than 100,000 visitors.
Staporn Sirisinha, Senior Executive Vice President for Leisure Marketing, “KTC” or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, said “KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008 is a group wedding ceremony for fourteen couples on fourteen giant balloons from March 5th to 9th, 2008. Apart from making history for Thailand and the world, we want to show how we are capable of realizing a striking and unprecedented event. This is the kind of wedding experience money cannot buy. More than thirty wedding and honeymoon packages will be offered for those who are about to wed and KTC members which amount to over 1.92 million across the country. This is an effort to bring impressive moments, privileges, discounts and installment plan to the couples.
KTC 9 Wedding Styles including 1) Dream comes true (Glamorous Affair, Fairy Tale) 2) Beautiful Thai (Traditional Thai, Contemporary Thai, The Grand Lanna) 3) All the love in the world (Western Sweet Chic, Simply Chic) 4) Romance in the garden (Somewhere out there, Secret Garden, Over the Rainbow) 5) HIP wedding (Ideal Uniqueness, Lover Concerto, Color of the Night, Destination of Love) 6) Impressive simplicity (Less is More) 7) Crystal Blue Wedding (Away in Paradise, Beach Casual, True romance) 8) Wow wedding (Love is in the Air, Beneath the Blue Wave, Adventure Fantasy) 9) Wedding along river (Breezy sunset).
“KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008 enjoys the great support of partners like MasterCard Worldwide, Earth, Wind and Fire, Master Car Rental, Thai Samsung Electronics, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel and Honeymoon & Travel magazine. More than 100 couples from Thailand and around the world have applied for the event. Our panel has selected fourteen lucky couples, nine of them Thai and five other from Japan, France, Austria, Taiwan and India, based on the story of their love. We will have a celebrity couple Cindy and Byron as well.”
On the event day, all fourteen couples will be dressed in the costumes of their dream which will be delicately crafted by Ajarn Komol Panichpan of Komol Pah Boran in Chiang Mai. These are the costume they will wear at their marriage registration on the balloon at Green Valley golf course and another Lanna costume for the traditional blessing ceremony at which the couples will arrive in carriages. As well, there will be a gala night at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel with genuine Lanna performances supervised by Ajarn Manop Manakaem of Fine Arts Department, Chiang Mai University. All fourteen couples will have photographs taken in front of the Royal Pavillion (Hoh-Cum Lhuang), in Chiang Mai by a world renowned Italian photographer before going on a honeymoon at Mae Fah Luang Ranch and Doi Tung in Chiang Mai. Everyone present at the ceremony certainly will be astounded by its magnificence.
Eileen Wee, Vice President & Country Manager, Thailand, MasterCard Worldwide, explained the firm’s participation in the event “We are truly pleased to be a part of KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008. Wedding is one of the most important chapters in anyone’s life. Being able to participate in and witness the world’s first balloon wedding of fourteen couples would be absolutely unforgettable. The same is true for privileges and experiences we have brought MasterCard holders. We believe that KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008 will attract local residents as well as Thai and foreign tourists as it is unprecedented. The event will contribute to the image of Chiang Mai and Thailand as the center of international events as well.”
Yut Wanichanond, Consultant, Earth Wind & Fire Co., Ltd., the company importing balloons for KTC MasterCard Viva in the Air 2008, said “We want people to associate this event with Chiang Mai. This is the largest collection of balloons in Chiang Mai ever. Most of the captains are from European countries and well experienced. Ripley’s Believe It or Not will be present to recognize the event as a world record. We intend to make this an annual festival of Chiang Mai eventually. As for Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival 2008, featured programs include concerts by Thailand’s top artists like the hugely popular Groove Riders, ETC and Calorie’s Blah Blah who will be crooning sweet tunes to match the romantic setting of the event, international performances like the flamenco dance, parades by world-class bands and twenty country booths. The highlight of the event will be the Musical Night Glow balloon show —Chiang Mai’s first visual and audio performance of balloons and fireworks.”
“Interested parties can purchase a ticket for only 50 Baht. KTC members can use 99 KTC Forever Rewards points to redeem for a ticket. We have Chiang Mai tour packages for tourists traveling to Chiang Mai to attend the event as well. More than 100,000 tourists and residents of Chiang Mai and adjacent provinces are expected to attend the event.”, said Staporn in conclusion.
For more information, please call KTC Phone at 0-2828-5000 or visit www.ktc.co.th.
For more information, please contact
Public and Corporate Affairs Department
“KTC” or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited
Kandtharat Chermchitphong Tel. 0-2828-5057
Suchada Weerasakulrak Tel. 0-2828-5732
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