Dr. Rungrot Sileungsawad has recently won an unanimous vote for the position of a new chairman of the Hua Hin-Cha-Am Toursim Business Association. The selection of the new chairman took place in the end of March at the general annual meeting for the Association because the two-year term for Mr. Manu Tharnpipitchai, the former chairman, already finished.
Having learned that Dr. Rungrot is the new chairman, Mr. Manu told him about his 3 principles for social work: dedication, giving and patience since the chairman of the Hua Hin-Cha-Am Tourism Business Association has to work hard under pressure. Sometimes, he may need to pay for a meeting and travel at his own expense. “Those who follow these golden guidelines will be blessed,” guaranteed Mr. Manu as he said that, throughout his chairman term, his contribution greatly accounted for the prosperity of the Association.
The new chairman, accepting that the job will be a tough one, talked about settling down at the office of the Association at the Hua Hin Grand Hotel. Since there are only 60 members registered, the sub-committee has to encourage more hotel, guesthouse and condominium entrepreneurs to become new members so that capacity of the private sectors on tourism business is enhanced.
Dr. Rungrot added that networking was also crucial as it help much on coordination with local governmental organizations to provincial offices and the government. So, during his two-year term of chairmanship, networking should be laid out for the next 5 or 10 years, not only throughout the time he is taking the post. This is because people from all walks of life involved in tourism business can reap its benefit. If mobilization is carried out under cooperation between the Association and local people, all tourism entrepreneurs can earn more.
According to the new chairman of the Hua Hin-Cha-Am Toursim Business Association, both Hua Hin and Cha-Am boast many ecological, archeological and cultural sites apart from unique lifestyle and tradition of the local people. This is a good selling point for foreign visitors, especially the European and the Scandinavian who admire diverse culture. Moreover, the two cities have 10 golf courses altogether which need to be used more by golf enthusiasts.
The former Deputy Mayor of Hua Hin, Dr. Rungrot Sileungsawad is now a general manager for the Hua Hin Grand Hotel and a special lecturer at the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University (Hua Hin Campus). He is also a senior advisor for many institutions.
by Chamnan Puengjoh