The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) is
Thailand’s private sector association of travel agents. It is a non-profit
organisation that aims to promote and support the Thai travel industry for the
benefit of its members, clients and tourism as a whole.
ATTA was established back in 1968 with just 10
members. The number has since grown to 1,340 through 2006, with five honorary
members, 1,014 active members and 321 allied members.
In 2005, two million tourists used ATTA’s
services in Bangkok, bringing in BHT 80 billion in tourism-related income — a significant
part of the kingdom’s total tourism revenue of BHT 240 billion. Moreover, ATTA
has created jobs for 200,000 people, which in turn helped to distribute income
to various businesses involved with the tourism industry.