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THAILAND: The cabinet is thinking about declaring another long holiday, to allow people to travel and boost sagging local economies, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday (Sept 14).


By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 15 September 2020, 01:46PM


Holidaymakers return to Bangkok on Sept 7 at the end of the long weekend. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Holidaymakers return to Bangkok on Sept 7 at the end of the long weekend. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Mr Wissanu said the idea was floated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Suitable dates had still to be decided.

He agreed it should be a four-day holiday, including Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Wissanau thought it should be in a month without any scheduled public holidays, such as November.

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The Tourism and Sports Ministry would make the recommendation. Police would also be required to help with the traffic.

“The idea is for people to take a break and travel,” he added.

The long weekend from Sept 4-7 saw many people heading for tourist attractions, injecting tens of millions of baht into local business economies.

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Kurt | 16 September 2020 - 11:20:03

@Galong, yup, you hit the nail right on the head! The present  'domestic holiday discount injections' can't go on. When it stops, domestic travelling stops. As simple is that. But the whole set up is a simple show anyway.( Mopping with the tap open). No structural doings. Such needs thinking outside the thai box. as long that not happens Thailand remains in present 'tourist lacking...

Galong | 15 September 2020 - 18:01:33

"tens of millions of baht" Good one and very believable [sarcasm]. Why not just say gazillions?  Seriously, domestic travelers are only on the move because of subsidies and cheap prices. Once the discounts stop, the travelers stop. Domestic tourism is table scraps compared to international visitors. 

Kurt | 15 September 2020 - 15:36:48

Why not all the time once in 14 days a 4 day holiday? That would be great 'injections' by good earning government office people who have the time as they sit so much at office desks with little workload. Come on, spend, spend, support your countrymen.

 

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