Thailand government grants $720 million aid to boost domestic tourism
As per the plan, tourists will pay 60% of hotel accommodation bills, while the rest expenses would be covered by the government i. e. up to 3,000 baht per night
Given the borders across the globe remain closed to foreign tourists due to coronavirus outbreak; several countries are now chalking out new ways to boost local tourism in a bid to recover the economic fallout. Working on the similar lines is the Thailand government, which has recently approved a plan worth 22.4 billion baht .i.e ($720 million) to boost domestic tourism.
As per the plan, tourists will pay 60% of hotel accommodation bills, while the rest expenses would be covered by the government i. e. up to 3,000 baht per night and for no more than five nights.
Other benefits include discounts for air tickets and concessionary travel packages for 1.2 million health workers and volunteers. The program will run from July 1 to October 31 and will cover a maximum of 5 million room nights and 2 million air tickets.
The authorities are also rolling out a 1.9-trillion-baht stimulus package to revive the economy. Thailand has lifted the lockdown, given that there are no new cases reported in the country.
Besides, it is also considering creating travel bubbles with countries such as China and Australia, which could allow some tourists to trickle back. For now, the majority of incoming international flights are banned until the end of June.