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World Tourism Day all work and no play

BANGKOK: Thai government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd says there have been no discussions at Cabinet level on the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recommendation to declare September 26 and 27 special holidays.

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TTR Weekly

Thursday 1 September 2016, 11:14AM


Celebrating tourism with a trip to the beach on Sept 26-27 might be off the agenda. Photo: TAT
Celebrating tourism with a trip to the beach on Sept 26-27 might be off the agenda. Photo: TAT

According to TAT a press release on August 15, the authority said it would seek Cabinet approval to recognise September 26-27 as special one-off holidays to celebrate World Tourism Day that is being officially hosted in Thailand on September 27.

Declaring a long-weekend holiday from Saturday, September 24 to Tuesday, September 27 would promote domestic tourism, the agency argued.

The proposal was one of three TAT measures to boost tourist confidence after the bomb attacks in seven southern provinces, 11 to 12 August, according to TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn.

However, government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern told local media that the government would not declare more public holidays.

“According to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s earlier remarks, additional public holidays must be kept at appropriate level and that they should not be just for tourism promotion, but should take into account other aspects as well such as their economical, historical and cultural significance,” he said.

TAT initially estimated tourism would lose between 100,000 to 200,000 international visits cutting tourism earnings by B5.08 billion, down to B10.16 billion, following the bomb attacks on August 11-12.

This year, the country estimates tourist arrivals will reach 33 million and generate B1.84 trillion in revenue. Last year, the country attracted 29.88 million international travellers and circulated B1.44 trillion in tourism revenue.

 

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