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Thai government will pay their people to go on holidays - up to half off hotel cost to stimulate tourism

 

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The Thai government are set to pay their own people to go on holidays in a desperate bid to kickstart the flagging tourism sector in July.

 

The proposal announced by economy and society secretary Tossaporn Sirisamphan says that Thais will be eligible for 40-50% off hotels. 

 

It will be part of a package of 400 billion baht to stimulate the tourism and related sectors.

 

It is part of the stated aim of the government to prioritise domestic tourism under the "Thai Thiaw Thai" (Thais visit Thailand) program.

 

It is proposed that Thais will be issued with coupons for cheap hotel stays as the tourism sector emerges from lockdown in July. 

 

Source: Bangkok Biz News

 

 

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I,m guessing it will be as useless as the other "government stimulus measures" i.e. 2000 baht rebate and 5,000 baht/month schemes they came up with :whistling:

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27 minutes ago, petermik said:

I,m guessing it will be as useless as the other "government stimulus measures" i.e. 2000 baht rebate and 5,000 baht/month schemes they came up with :whistling:

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Not an altogether impractical proposition. It mobilizes society, creates or re establishes a degree of lost employment, generates economic turnover.

With virtually nil domestic infections apparent and tight border controls on imported sources is a well calculated  risk.

 

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37 minutes ago, petermik said:

I,m guessing it will be as useless as the other "government stimulus measures" i.e. 2000 baht rebate and 5,000 baht/month schemes they came up with :whistling:

What was "useless" about it?

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I read the other day that the government is looking to borrow a trillion baht to keep it going and to pay for this Covid business, i wonder if this free holidays are part of that loan they're looking to borrow...

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53 minutes ago, Airalee said:

Agoda and Booking.com offer better deals every day.

Often a lot cheaper for Thais to call and book direct

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Truly is amazing that nearly all tourism based countries think that people that have been made poorer and jobless by the virus will suddenly want to use any money they have left for food and paying the mortgage/rent on a holiday 

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Didnt they just have an extended holiday? Feed your people first. Am I right in understanding that the average  Farang / Thai mixed family contributes more to the economy than the average thai family? With the additional expense of marriage, retirement work permit visas to name a few, support of thai extended families, 800K THB Bank deposits, monthly costs for the company holding your work permit, Visa runs, flights and hotels etc yet, we get very little in return. As one previous poster mentioned, we will always be considered tourists. 

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8 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

What was "useless" about it?

The vast majority of those who applied for it have received nothing....that,s what,s "useless" about it :sad:

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The proposal announced by economy and society secretary Tossaporn Sirisamphan says that Thais will be eligible for 40-50% off hotels. 

End result  .......... double price for Farang, it's now official government policy.

 

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7 hours ago, ftpjtm said:

They should hand the coupons out to the Thai Beach Rd girls in Pattaya. 

Best suggestion of the day sir...free short time rooms...:clap2:

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

 

It is part of the stated aim of the government to prioritise domestic tourism under the "Thai Thiaw Thai" (Thais visit Thailand) program

Japan , Sicily and Mexico amongst others will be encouraging foreign visitors through various incentives including contributing towards flight costs .. Any chance Thailand doing something like that when the borders reopen .? 

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They should bite the bullet and go for it, half price hotels for the Thais, half price visas, half price beer , half price massage, half price tee fees, half price ladies drinks, half price bar.....Etc etc. for farang.

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I smelling some bad odor from this one and its not even out of the oven yet....I would guess staying at a plush hotel is about the last thing on the mind of about 98-99% of the population....

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39 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Japan , Sicily and Mexico amongst others will be encouraging foreign visitors through various incentives including contributing towards flight costs .. Any chance Thailand doing something like that when the borders reopen .? 

Are you joking........They were already caught scheming how they could milk the farang in quarantine....

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