Thailand approves 22.4 million baht domestic package to boost tourism

By TIN Media | Asean News Published 3 weeks ago on 19 June 2020
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The cabinet of Thailand approved a 22.4 billion baht domestic tourism package (100 baht = RM13.75), aimed at improving the sector of tourism that has been hit hard by COVID-19.

The plan, to be implemented between July and October, included providing 2000 baht rewards to 1.2 million medical workers and health volunteers for domestic trips, said the Deputy State Speaker Trisuree Traisoranakul.

She said domestic travelers will get a discount limited to 3,000 bahts per night for a maximum of 5 nights on accommodation under the programme. Travelers will be given 600 Baht per day for spending.

She added that 40% off on air and bus tickets will be granted to stimulate domestic tourism, which will reach a limit of 1,000 baht.

Applicants can register for the plan through the Krungthai Bank platform.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has also said that the relevant ministries and agencies are discussing the health and safety travel bubbles plan.

“Business travellers including engineers will be among those allowed to enter the kingdom under “travel bubbles” plan. 

“The matter will be finalised at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting soon,” he said. 

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