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TAT expects 850 billion baht ($25.7 bln) in tourism revenue after successful reopening

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set this year’s revenue target at 850 billion baht, 300 billion of which will come from 3 million international visitors and the remaining 550 billion from the domestic market.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Following the launch of the Phuket Sandbox tourism scheme on July 1st this year, many foreign tourists moved by the warm hospitality of the people of Phuket, are looking forward to visiting other provinces, such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

Those who have now returned to their home countries say they plan to visit the kingdom with their families again.

Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, as Spokesman for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said today that almost a month after the Phuket Sandbox model’s launch, Thailand has welcomed almost 10,000 international visitors, with the top five countries being the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), Israel, Germany and France. The average stay per guest was 11 nights.

Total cost per trip is about 70,000 baht, which covers accommodation, swab tests, food and drinks, transportation, airfares and other expenses. The average spending is 5,500 baht per person, generating 534.31 million baht in revenue.

According to the tourist satisfaction assessment, tourists are most satisfied with the shuttle service with the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus certification at Phuket International Airport, followed by overall services offered at Phuket International Airport. The reopening has been quite successful and will help Thailand prepare for more arrivals by the end of the year.

The next stage is to reopen the three tourist islands of Krabi province – Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay, and the three tourist islands of Phang Nga province – Khao Lak, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai. They are scheduled to reopen on August 1st. The 7+7 plan will now be implemented.

Tourists entering the kingdom will be required to spend seven days under the Phuket Sandbox model, down from the initial 14-day period, and to take a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test twice.

They can then travel to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in Surat Thani province, as well as Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay of Krabi and Khao Lak, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai of Phang Nga, via sealed routes, or the island-hopping model, starting August 8th. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set this year’s revenue target at 850 billion baht, 300 billion of which will come from 3 million international visitors and the remaining 550 billion from the domestic market.

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Reporter : Praphorn Praphornkul
Rewriter : Hugh Brammar
National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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‘SHA Plus’ certificate awarded to more tourism businesses in Phuket

The Amazing Thailand SHA certification is an important safety net in Thailand during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing peace-of-mind to everyone as it covers mixed used establishments that cater to all walks of life.

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‘SHA Plus’ certificate awarded to more tourism businesses in Phuket

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today presented the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate to more tourism businesses in Phuket, following the first ‘SHA Plus’ certificate presentation held in Phuket on 12 June, 2021.

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Thailand COVID-19 Situation as of 2 July 2021

TAT would like to recommend all to take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.

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COVID-19 Daily Vaccinations

Total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: 10,227,183

  • Total number of people who have received 1 dose: 7,364,585
  • Total number of people who have received 2 doses: 2,862,598

Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered today: +299,485

· Number of people who have received the first dose: +253,731

· Number of people who have received the second dose: +45,754

COVID-19 Daily Situation

Total Cases: 270,921

New Cases: +6,087 Daily Cases: 5,880 & From Prisons: 207)

Receiving Medical Treatment: 54,440

Recovered: 214,340

Deaths: 2,141

TAT would like to recommend all to take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application. 

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org); Facebook (tatnews.org); and Twitter (Tatnews_Org).

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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