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Around 3.11 million travellers expected to spend 12.6 billion baht during long weekend

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Around 3.11 million Thai people are expected to travel during the 4-day weekend which starts tomorrow. The travellers are expected to spend 12.6 billion baht and boost the hotel occupancy rate up by 40%, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn.

Although, less people are expected to travel to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, with many cancelling bookings after the recent Covid-19 cases from returnees travelling from Myanmar’s border town Tachileik.

Yuthasak says tourism in the south has also been affected with less people planning trips after flooding in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Krabi, Trang, Phatthalung and Songkhla.

Despite the tourism setbacks, many Thais are planning trips and TAT says the domestic tourism stimulus campaign Rao Tiew Duay Kan, meaning “We Travel Together” is influencing many Thais to travel throughout the country.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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