Prehistoric tourism boost for Thailand as Jurassic World 4 rolls

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Thailand will host the filming of Jurassic World 4, the latest instalment in the iconic Jurassic Park series providing an enormous boost to the nation’s tourism industry. The Department of Tourism’s Director General, Jaturon Phakdeewanit, announced that the production will span from today until mid-July, covering several locations such as Bangkok, Krabi, Trang, Phang Nga, Phuket, and Chiang Mai.

This film project is anticipated to bring significant economic benefits, with an estimated injection of 650 million baht. Local businesses related to equipment rental, accommodations, venue hire, transportation, Covid-19 safety measures, and catering services stand to benefit greatly from this influx.

The Hollywood production team will take advantage of the Thai government’s incentive program, which provides a 20% rebate for international films that spend more than 100 million baht in the country. This incentive is designed to attract major film projects and further boost the local economy.

One of the key filming sites will be Huai To Waterfall in Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, located in Krabi province. The production team plans to film there for at least a week. In preparation, national park authorities are working to ensure that the filming process is smooth and efficient, minimising any disruptions to the natural environment.

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“We are excited to welcome the Jurassic World 4 team to Thailand. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our beautiful landscapes and support local businesses.”

The film’s diverse shooting locations, including bustling cities and serene natural parks, highlight Thailand’s versatility as a prime filming destination. This marks a significant milestone for the country’s film industry, reinforcing its status as a hub for international film projects.

In related news, HBO‘s The White Lotus announced another stunning A-list cast for its highly anticipated third season set in Thailand. Parker Posey, Jason Isaacs, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Monaghan, Dom Hetrakul, and Tayme Thapthimthong are set to join the gripping comedy-drama, promising an explosive mix of talent and intrigue. The new season, set to start production in Koh Samui, Phuket, and Bangkok in February, takes viewers on a satirical and humorous journey into death, eastern religion, and spirituality.

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