The Chiang Mai Charity Calendar 2010
many travel companies
(which provided the bulk of our sales) operating on reduced
budgets, there has been no 2011 or 2012 edition.
Many requests have however been received, both from within Thailand and overseas, and a large number of people clearly loved the
product. We hope therefore to start again in 2014, but it is sad to record that
only one hotel and one guest house in Chiang Mai bought the 2010 calendar, despite the fact that its main aim was to promote the destination for all those who rely on tourism.
Much therefore will depend on the private sector recognising that we need to join hands in marketing the city together, and for tourism-related businesses to be prepared to allocate a relatively tiny part of their budget to support the cost of future editions.
Printing and producing the calendar for 2008, 2009 and 2010 was paid in advance by the organisers from their own funds, the cost each year exceeding 500,000 Baht.
The 2010 edition barely managed to cover expenses, and we were only able to donate just over 100,000 Baht, compared to over 600,000 Baht raised with the 2008 edition. In the end, several thousand unsold copies were given away.
Any company who wishes to support a future project is invited to make contact.
We would love to hear from you-
CREATING AWARENESS OF THAILAND'S CULTURAL HEARTLAND,
The non-profit Chiang Mai Charity Calendar is now in its third successful year, has raised over one million
calendar from Chiang Mai is not just beautiful, but has a sense of
spirituality and goodness about it
Main Features of the 2010 Calendar:
The 2010 calendar was seriously affected by the recession in the Thai travel industry, and lack of support from the private sector, but nonetheless raised 111,000 Baht (link)It has hence raised over a million baht for rural children in three years; travelled to offices and homes all over the world, and raised global awareness of Chiang Mai and Thailand in many different countries. It is often referred to as "Thailand's Tourism Ambassador"
2010 Calendar Page Breakdown
Page 1 - Front Cover Page with one student's painting
Size A5: 148 mm high x 210 mm wide (5.83" x 8.27")
Selling Price including custom-made envelope: Baht 100.-
(Last update 19 July 2010)