Connect with us

Tourism

Cabinet approves economy boosting tourism packages

The Cabinet has approved in principle three tourism campaigns, aimed to kick start the recovery of the tourism sector from July to October.

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Cabinet today approved in principle three 4-month tourism campaigns worth 22.4 billion baht, aimed at kickstarting the tourism sector running from July to October.

Loading...

The government will be offering tourism packages and subsidies in three separate campaigns, starting with tourism packages for Village Health Volunteers and staff at subdistrict health promotion hospitals, who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To finance this offer, the government will provide a 2.4 billion baht tourism budget for 1.2 million health volunteers and health promotion hospital staff, to enable them to take a 2-day, 1-night trip or longer with a tour company. The budget will provide an allowance of up to 2,000 baht for their tour package costs.

3,000 baht allowance for a hotel stay

As for the general public, the government will provide 40 percent or up to a 3,000 baht allowance for a hotel stay of up to five nights.

Eligible persons will receive up to 600 baht per night allowance on the government wallet application which can be used to pay for food or services during their trip.

The government will allot a 10.8 million baht budget for this campaign. To receive the allowance, the hotel stay must be in a province different from the traveler’s registered province of residence.

Transportation subsidy to 2 million people

The government will also provide a transportation subsidy to 2 million people at 40 percent or no more than 1,000 baht per person, costing some 2 billion baht. The subsidy is applicable only to low-cost airline tickets, car rentals, and non-scheduled bus services.

Furthermore, people taking the benefits of the hotel stay allowance campaign, will also receive an offer of a round-trip air ticket of 2,5000 baht per person.

The government has tasked Krungthai Bank to develop a central platform to collect information from hotels, tour companies, transport providers, restaurants, and tourism attractions, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will be announcing more details regarding these offers.

Comments

Tourism

Will Thailand’s plan for quarantine-free tourism set a global trend?

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the quarantine-exemption measures implemented in Phuket will be extended to five other key tourism destinations – Krabi, Phang Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui), Chonburi (Pattaya) and Chiang Mai – from October 1.

Oxford Business Group

Published

on

As part of plans to stimulate a rebound in tourism, some countries have moved to waive compulsory quarantine for international travellers who have received a coronavirus vaccine.

Loading...
(more…)

Continue Reading

Tourism

TAT New York Office to host virtual Thai New Year celebration broadcast live from Chiang Mai

All are invited to participate in this one-night only celebration that will be broadcast live from Chiang Mai, featuring an hour-long programme offering something for all those who love Thailand’s traditional culture, its festivals, and Thai food.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Published

on

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New York Office is organising an online “Spring into Songkran Splendours” celebration to welcome in the traditional Thai New Year 2021.

Loading...
(more…)

Continue Reading

Tourism

Thai tourism officials welcome Miss Grand International 2020 contestants

After arriving in Bangkok on 28 February, all Miss Grand International 2020 contestants have spent two weeks in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) in Thailand as required under nationwide regulations to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Published

on

Thai tourism officials welcome Miss Grand International 2020 contestants

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to welcome the organisers and all 63 contestants of the Miss Grand International 2020 beauty contest, following their completion of the 14-day mandatory quarantine in Thailand.

Loading...
(more…)

Continue Reading

Most Viewed

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13,974 other subscribers

Latest

Trending