In a recent gathering at the Hua Hin Municipality Office’s conference room on the third floor in Prachuap Province, significant figures convened to witness a momentous event. General Krit Puangwalaisin, Hua Hin District Chief, and Achawan Kongkanan, Director of the TAT Prachuap Office, were among the notable attendees. This marked a significant occasion—the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Hua Hin District Tourism Promotion Project. Present to sign and lend weight to the event were representatives from Hua Hin Municipality, Hua Hin-Cha-am Tourism Business Association, and Hua Hin District Culture. The Cha-Am Chef Club/Hua Hin also participated, with esteemed personalities such as Nopporn Wutthikul, Mayor of Hua Hin City, Wasana Srikanchana, President of the Hua Hin-Cha-Am Tourism Business Association, Lisa Ungheng, President of the Hua Hin District Cultural Council, and Boonsueb Kaewsri, Advisory Chairman of the Cha-Am Chef Club/Hua Hin.
Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul, acknowledging Hua Hin District’s standing as a renowned tourist hub replete with various amenities like accommodations, golf courses, and quality dining options, expressed his enthusiasm for the burgeoning tourism potential. Both local and international visitors are drawn to Hua Hin in substantial numbers, a testament to its continuously expanding appeal. Recognizing this, the participants documented their collaboration in a tourism promotion project, designed to organize diverse activities supporting tourism while ensuring equitable income distribution across the business spectrum. This joint effort is seen as a success in propelling the city forward, setting a precedent for Hua Hin’s potential transformation into a municipality in the future.
Echoing Mr. Wutthikul’s sentiments, Mr. Achawan Kongkanan voiced his agreement regarding the elevation of Hua Hin Municipality to Hua Hin City. He emphasized the locality’s readiness, potential, and alignment with the criteria for this status change. This shift is envisioned to cater to the populace’s needs and maximize benefits for Hua Hin residents. Furthermore, the elevation would fortify the public sector, addressing the imperative of sustainable tourism, a challenge that a municipality is better equipped to handle given its comprehensive authority. The move aligns with provincial and TAT policies, fostering economic value and a fair income distribution. Ensuring safety and a seamless experience for tourists is pivotal for building confidence and steering Hua Hin toward a future as a city characterized by contentment and sustainability.