The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Chiang Mai may delay tourism reopening until October

Chiang Mai may delay tourism reopening until October

CHIANG MAI: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that Chiang Mai may have to postpone the start of its tourism reopening program, from next month to October, due to vaccination concerns.

tourism
By National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 21 August 2021, 09:30AM


Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

TAT Deputy Governor Thanet Phetsuwan said the province’s "Charming Chiang Mai" tourism program may need to be postponed because COVID-19 vaccination has not yet covered 70% of its population, reports state news agency NNT.

The reopening plan is, however, 80% ready to welcome foreign visitors.

He said TAT officials will meet Chiang Mai provincial governor Charoenrit Sanguansat on Tuesday to ask him to complete the rest of the plan at a later date, to be proposed by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

EPL predictions

Mr Thanet added that Chiang Mai’s tourism reopening program will not be the same as Phuket’s or Koh Samui’s plans, which have allowed visitors to arrange their routes freely.

Chiang Mai plans to reopen for tourism through the use of tour companies, with nine types of travel packages for four days and three nights, to ensure routes are under control.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket marks 236 new COVID cases, five deaths

If anyone talk to any ambulance office on Phuket, they can confirm the number are very wrong. ...(Read More)


Surachate in Phuket to launch ‘Old Phuket Town Smart Safety Zone’

Well if you want to make a crime free Phuket town, then it’s be no many police again in town or Ph...(Read More)


Access restrictions on Phi Phi Island extended

A missed chance to make Phi Phi island a Covid study project. All people living there, patients and...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

A blood test on antibody level before 3rd 'booster' vaccination is advisable. It gives insig...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

A few friends got 2 Sinovac vaccinations. Last week they got 1 AZ 'booster' vaccination. The...(Read More)


Phuket marks 236 new COVID cases, five deaths

For weeks now the infection numbers have been steady around plus or minus 230. This is statistically...(Read More)


Phuket marks 236 new COVID cases, five deaths

Numbers don’t add up so why bother reporting them - the total district numbers broken down are 90 ...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

Mr Kurt, Phuket, or Thailand, is not the leader of this research. A dutch study into this method of ...(Read More)


Phuket study confirms subdermal injections using less vaccine more effective as boost jabs

I think they are already doing it at Thalang hosp., or the nurse is extraordinarily talented with a ...(Read More)


PPAO moves to set up cheap ATK test centre

Fixed price for all or will there be a 'falang tax'?...(Read More)