BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


TAT rolls out special hotel and transport packages for foreign tourists

TAT rolls out special hotel and transport packages for foreign tourists

PHUKET: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn announced that the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) had already approved TAT’s project to offer foreign tourists special hotel and transportation packages.

tourismCOVID-19
By The Phuket News

Saturday 21 November 2020, 11:30AM


B20 million will be designated to support the initiative. Photo: Thailand PRD

B20 million will be designated to support the initiative. Photo: Thailand PRD

Mr Yuthasak explained yesterday (Nov 20) that the project is branded as “Amazing Thailand Plus Special Package” and will offer tourists assistance for booking flights and hotels for quarantine (ASQ) as well as offering special packages for traveling after the quarantine is finished.

According to the announcement by the Public Relations Department of Thailand, there will be three packages, including “book two nights and get one free” for hotels in Bangkok, “book two nights in Bangkok and get a free one in a hotel near the city” (with TAT arranging taxi), and “book three nights in Bangkok and get two nights free in a different province” (with TAT paying for the flight).

The packages will be available for booking by foreign tourists from December 1 this year through March 31 next year. Actual trips can be committed through April 30, 2021.

https://sgssecurity.com/

“TAT will cover the traveling expenses for taxis and airplanes with its own designated budget of about B20 million,” Mr Yuthasak noted.

At the same time Mr Yuthasak announced that CESA had also approved giving Thailand Elite card holders an option to apply for work permits. The applicants must either hold a B1mn card for 10 years or hold a card for 5 years and invest US$1mn in Thailand on specified conditions.

“We set ourselves a goal of selling about 1,000 cards per year,” Mr Yuthasak said.

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

DeKaaskopp | 23 November 2020 - 16:35:22

@Kurt  A16D/ 14N  quarantine?  How is that possible ? It's either 15D/14N or 16D/15N ! And a Thai research done on the psychological impact ? Do you think Thailand is the only country where a 14 day mandatory quarantine is in/or was in effect ? 

Kurt | 23 November 2020 - 10:19:35

I wonder or Thai Officialdom realize the impact of 16D/14 N quarantine on arriving people. Is there any Thai psychological research done so far in this field? 1 person in a room, or a couple in a room for 14 nights. That has a high impact on psyche and relationships.

keno16 | 23 November 2020 - 07:21:35

I live in Australia under control here under control in Thailand set a bubble up don’t make it so hard have being travelling to Thailand for 6 years beautiful people 

CaptainJack69 | 23 November 2020 - 01:29:07

Actually Phuket has been suffering more and more these last few years as peoples average holidays have shortened. Where people used to come for 2 weeks nowadays it's more like 10 days. That's 1 reason why people stay closer to home. And as for the Chinese and their 3days/4nights whirlwind bus tours... The special tourist visa has already failed. No one is interested in a 14 day prison sent...

Tony Wilson | 22 November 2020 - 19:24:11

Nonsense

drmokie | 22 November 2020 - 00:20:53

It’s a great idea, but probably won’t work. Government officials all over the world, not just in Thailand, fail to realize that the average vacation is 14 days. Even if 28 days, who would want to spend 1/2 of a vacation in solitary? Please let common sense prevail. Additionally, 14 days in a quarantine would drive most of us crazy. 

cpfleger | 21 November 2020 - 22:00:43

Carry on ignoring the elephant in the room.

ThorFinger | 21 November 2020 - 20:43:10

Bla bla bla

Mac | 21 November 2020 - 17:55:32

How can you go to different hotels when you have to ASQ doesn't make sense. Also have to have C OF ENTRY. QUARENTINE COSTS
WATCHED OVER DAY AND NIGHT 
SORRY NOT ANYMORE 

LALALA | 21 November 2020 - 12:38:48

LOL..do they really think that tourists are that stupid. After spending around 100-300k thb for flight, insurance and 14 day quarantine prison they offer buy 2 get 3 - which many hotels actually already offer - and a free domestic flight value at this moment around 1-1.5k thb. and taxi fare.. another laughable idea from LOS muppets....LOL

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
National park files charges against owner of illegal B40mn resort

Ms N. refused to comply with the order. Why? Is it because the thinking the law is always for other...(Read More)


More than 200kg of fishing nets collected from Shark Point

In and around ships wrecks is a rich marine life, including fish. Fishing boat crews know that, are ...(Read More)


More than 200kg of fishing nets collected from Shark Point

Again someone pulls 'abroad' in, where it is same in this particular Phuket and marine surro...(Read More)


Government approves 120km/h speed limit

Fact: By speed of 100km/h is the level of polluted car exhaust 40% lower than at 120km/h. Fact: And ...(Read More)


More than 200kg of fishing nets collected from Shark Point

Kurt,are they counting the fishing gear in other countries ? Do you think it's a Thai problem on...(Read More)


Government approves 120km/h speed limit

"and lower speed means lesser gas consumption" Omg Kurt,who taught you this BS ? A car b...(Read More)


Government approves 120km/h speed limit

About environment, come on Phuket, get these old blue busses and cars/lorries/trucks fuming clouds o...(Read More)


Government approves 120km/h speed limit

Strange, so. more road death.(and lower speed means lesser gas consumption) More environment polluti...(Read More)


More than 200kg of fishing nets collected from Shark Point

We know just verbal appealing the fishing industry doesn't work. Needs force. ( European yellow ...(Read More)


Phuket police bust island drug network

@ Sandbar, of course sniff dogs are a good idea. But that means 'prevention', and such is wh...(Read More)