Tourism ministry to cut price range for tour bundle subsidy after scheme flops

ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์ to chop the price range for its tour package subsidy scheme, which acquired a lukewarm reception among Thais. According to a Bangkok Post report, the Tourism & Sports Ministry may even cut back the number of tour packages out there from 1 million to 200,000. Tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn admits the Tour Teaw Thai scheme hasn’t really had the specified results.
“After 3 months of implementation, the measure has proved ineffective in driving domestic journeys or serving tourists’ demand as very few packages have been sold.”

Phiphat acknowledges that Thai tourists often prefer to journey independently with household and associates versus availing of excursions. He says this is particularly true during a pandemic, as folks need to keep away from travelling with large teams of strangers.
Despite the cuts to each the price range and packages on offer, the ministry still plans to continue working Tour Teaw Thai and to extend it from January 31 to April 30 if the 200,000 packages are used up. Meanwhile, Thanapol Cheewarattanaporn from the Association of Domestic Travel has called for the regulations and approval course of to be simplified. He also needs the federal government to do more to promote the scheme amongst Thai citizens.
The Bangkok Post reports that since January 17, solely 27,277 packages have been offered. Around 18,650 tourists have availed of the scheme since registration opened in October last year. Of the 213 million baht spending generated by the scheme, eighty two.four million got here from the government, with the remainder coming from home vacationers.
Meanwhile, the government plans to proceed its hotel and airline subsidy scheme, We Travel Together, submitting a section 4 proposal for Cabinet approval. Phase 4 is expected to begin in February and run until September. Phiphat says he expects the extra 2 million room nights under the scheme to be absolutely booked by April, due to the Songkran holiday..

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