Thailand continues pushing for tourism revenue despite Covid-19

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged all government businesses to get behind the “Amazing Thailand New Chapter” tourism campaign being readied for launch by the end of January. According to a government spokesperson, the administration is pushing forward with tourism plans that the floundering economic system so desperately needs, despite the growing spread of the Omicron variant and Covid-19 infections throughout the country.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has created the brand new slogan and journey campaign to promote various vacationer actions in Thailand. They are predicting between 5 million and 15 million people travelling to Thailand in 2022, with the projection based mostly on no new lockdowns or border closures being enacted. With that range of vacationer numbers, the government hopes between 1.3 and 1.eight trillion baht might be generated in revenue.
Various authorities agencies together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Tourism Ministry plan on aggressively launching different campaigns aimed at boosting domestic tourism. For these tourism campaigns, the government will encourage travelling while at the similar time calling on strict adherence to Covid-19 management and safety regulations.
While Thailand is desperately making an attempt to entice international travellers to return regardless of the advanced course of to enter, they’ve additionally confirmed plans to enact something that travellers definitely won’t like – a 300 baht entry tax on all overseas arrivals, scheduled to start in April.
Many countries have had these fees for years, however most are rolled into air ticket costs (along with departure airport taxes, arrival taxes, state, local and federal taxes, gasoline surcharges and more) and hardly seen. Thailand is unsure yet how they may implement the additional payment.
Though will probably be yet one more turn-off for potential travellers to the country, the Thai government intends to make use of the extra 300 baht per arrival to develop and preserve tourism and vacationer points of interest.
Manageable may also be used for funding insurance coverage to deal with accidents, infections or deaths of vacationers whereas they are in Thailand, something of nice concern throughout a pandemic. A hopefully silver lining: if Thailand then has coverage to deal with Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths, it might lead to the eventual elimination of the US $50,000 insurance coverage requirement for Thailand Pass entry..

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