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Thailand announces extra holiday to boost Songkran economy


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3 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

It will boost or not the economy, but hopefully it will not boost the number of road accident deaths ? ...not so sure though...

According to "official stats", daily road deaths actually fall over Songkran.

But that is not the picture is portrayed.

Believe at your peril (but yes, stay off the roads.)

RTP Smoke & mirror every year.🙃🙃

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

extra holiday for financial institutions.

 

1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

an additional non-working day for financial institutions

On my calander Fri 12th is already marked as a holiday. 12-16.

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Thailand’s financial sector is set to benefit from an additional public holiday,

A revolutionary new Thai economic theory, soon to be adopted by an admiring world.

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1 hour ago, KannikaP said:

Where is Cloud Cuckoo Land please, just north of Issan?   5555

An additional non-working day for financial institutions, but for the poor people who live from hand to mouth........nowt. 

 

Lots of Issanites are employed by in government jobs and will be getting an additional day. Also some of the millions employed in Bangkok will be able to return a little bit earlier. Many even have office jobs in companies (!) and I know a few who have already booked a day or two's leave to get back and join the party even earlier. 

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1 hour ago, KhaoNiaw said:

 

Lots of Issanites are employed by in government jobs and will be getting an additional day. Also some of the millions employed in Bangkok will be able to return a little bit earlier. Many even have office jobs in companies (!) and I know a few who have already booked a day or two's leave to get back and join the party even earlier. 

 

Does a banking holiday mean everyone in government and private sector has  a holiday?

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9 minutes ago, BenStark said:

 

Does a banking holiday mean everyone in government and private sector has  a holiday?

 

Government has already announced the holiday I believe? Private sector, up to them? But a lot of Isan company employees use leave days at Songkran. You'd imagine that the banks in the North East are mostly staffed by Isan employees (not to mention Bangkok). It doesn't seem of much value to keep pushing the idea that the residents of the Isan region are all poor farmers living hand-to-mouth. 

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5 hours ago, observer90210 said:

It will boost or not the economy, but hopefully it will not boost the number of road accident deaths ? ...not so sure though...

 

there is no evidence that road deaths and injuries increase over songkran, they remain relatively consistent with the rest of the year. the 'increase' in deaths is media hype put about by lazy 'journalists' who refuse to research before they write. next! :coffee1:

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Thailand’s financial sector is set to benefit from an additional public holiday, as declared by the Royal Thai Government Gazette. The special holiday is part of a government initiative to facilitate travel flexibility and stimulate the tourism, service sectors, and the overall economy during the Songkran festival.

So an extra day for the chosen ones, but for the day workers it's life as normal?

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"...financial sector is set to benefit from an additional public holiday"

If one additional day benefits financial sector, why stop there? Think of the economic growth if additional holiday lasted a week ("holiweek"?)! But why stop there? A month would be gangbusters growth!!!

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1 hour ago, mikebell said:

RTP get another day off from not working on all the other days?

 

Well, yes, if the RTP is part of Thailand's financial sector. 

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