Tourism at the service of economic recovery


Despite the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant, the Thai government has pledged to continue promoting tourism activities to facilitate economic recovery.

Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had asked government agencies to support the Tourism and Sports Ministry’s tourism promotion plan, with the new campaign “Amazing Thailand New Chapter” set to launch this month.

The government also plans to impose an entry duty of 300 baht per person on international tourists from April, which will be included in tourists’ air tickets or charged separately. This new admission fee will be used to further develop the tourist attraction and provide insurance against accidents and deaths in the country.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports now expects tourism receipts to reach 1.3-1.8 trillion baht this year, with about 5-15 million foreign tourists. This forecast is based on the condition that there will be no lockdown.

The government is expected to continue domestic tourism campaigns with strict disease control measures as a top priority


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