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Government stimulus package results in more than 3.6 million hotel bookings

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Domestic tourism in Thailand is enjoying a much-needed boost thanks to a government stimulus package that has seen over 3.6 million hotel rooms booked so far. Thai citizens are availing of the Rao Tiew Dauy Kan (We Travel Together) package, which offers discounts on hotel bookings in an effort to inject life back into the country’s decimated tourism sector. An ongoing ban on international arrivals as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means Thailand’s tourism trade is completely reliant on the domestic market for now.

The government’s stimulus package provides Thai citizens with a discount on hotel stays of up to 40% off per night, for a maximum of 5 nights. It’s understood up to 5 million travellers have registered for the scheme so far.

A deputy government spokeswoman says most of the hotel bookings are in the west and east of the country, at popular seaside resorts, for stays of 1 night in most cases. Those travelling for longer are favouring the southern provinces, with Krabi proving particularly popular. Internal travel is expected to jump from July 24, as a result of the rescheduled Songkran holiday. The Thai New Year celebrations normally take place in April but have been postponed to July 25 – 29 this year, as a result of the Covid crisis.

The government is urging hotel and accommodation providers not to put their prices up to take advantage of growing demand, warning that any hotel doing so will be disqualified from participating in the scheme.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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  1. Toby Andrews

    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Yes for Thais only.
    Official racism. Well there will be payback one way or another.
    Goodwill takes a long time to establish in business, and it can be lost in a short time.
    And a business without customer goodwill loses money.
    Imagine stopping in a hotel and knowing that all the Thais there are paying less than you are.
    Dual pricing again one step further.

  2. InnerCynic

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:05 am

    The irony of it all. First the government takes the so called “money” out of your pocket through taxes, shutters the economy and impoverishing you to an incalculable amount, and then the “gift” you the prior confiscated wealth in order to create a Potemkin village. Lord help us!

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