The Tourism Working Group is a collaboration with the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT).

Tourism in Thailand covers different types including wellness and health tourism, cultural tourism, MICE tourism, business + tourism, and general rest and recreation.

A fair playing field which allows for competition on reasonable terms is essential. There are many issues in this scope.

Tourism has suffered greatly during the pandemic; organisational learning has been gutted. Reskilling for economic recovery is thus a key part of our agenda.

Objectives of the Tourism Working Group

  1. To be a forum for issues of interest to EABC members on issues related to Tourism
  2. To be a thought leader and producer of attractive and value-adding solutions on Tourism development, safety & security, various types of Tourism and ; builder of consensus in the European business community and more widely.
  3. To promote Tourism as an important part of the Thai economy
  4. To provide a networking and business connection in the Tourism sector for EABC members

Meetings – internal; External engagement

  • The Tourism Working Group addresses issues as needed and meets to examine, probes and build consensus on Tourism topics.
  • The Tourism Working Group meets formally once per quarter, more frequently on specific topics, and holds small group meetings and other modes of engagement with government agencies and industry bodies.
  • The Working Group meets with relevant agencies and industry bodies.

Information about Working Group Chair

Tony has worked for Amadeus for over 14 years, based variously in Bangkok, Madrid, and Boston. He is now Vice President and Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, based in Bangkok, and his role includes leading Amadeus’s industry affairs efforts in the region. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Tony leads a global legal team supporting Amadeus’s airline distribution business unit.

Previous to Amadeus Tony worked in Japan for several years in private practice primarily with clients in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors, and he has several years of experience in his native California working in general civil litigation.

Tony currently acts as the Treasurer of the Asia Travel and Technology Industry Association, and is the President of the Spanish-Thai Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A.) and the University of San Francisco (J.D.)


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