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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.

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.

“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.

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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


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

LALALA | 21 November 2020 - 12:38:48 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


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