Apr 15, 2019 News
Synopsis: According to the latest travel news coming from the Thai tourism industry, it is confirmed that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), along with five popular corporations, launched the digital TAGThai Pass to get more foreign tourists.
Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) launched its first-ever all-in-one digital travel pass to allow tourists to access a variety of selected tourism services. The TAGThai Digital Travel Pass is designed to help tourists plan their trips and make informed decisions about where they want to go.
Last week, Thailand’s tourism authority set a target for this year and is expecting to host 10 million tourists by the end of 2022.
A statement claimed that the TAGThai pass gave tourists a useful tool to use while traveling in Thailand, as well as an additional sales and distribution channel that increased the opportunities for tourism operators to make money by getting more access to tourists from around the world.
Tourists can use the TAGTHAi Pass from the TAGTHAi application, and it is available for both iOS and Android platforms. As it is Thailand’s first digital pass for tourists, people are anticipating much ease on their vacation through this card.
The TAGTHAi application will provide a one-stop tourist service to the visitors and also give them travel tips and help them with emergency contact services.
With the TAGTHAi Pass, visitors can take advantage of a variety of carefully selected tourism services, particularly those that come highly recommended by locals, such as restaurants, spas, attractions, unique local activities, and various other recommended things. They can also visit the popular islands in Thailand, or go trekking on popular trails in Thailand.
The all-in-one travel pass can be used to avail of several benefits provided for travelers, including discounts and complimentary offers, by scanning the unique QR code on the application.
A TAGTHAi Digital Pass would make it much easier for visitors to travel the nation. With this digital pass, they will be able to take advantage of the popular attractions in Thailand, including famous monuments, summer events, and dining options in Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and additional cities that will be introduced soon.
Synopsis: It recently decided to introduce 2 pricing systems in the hospitality sector in an attempt to revive the Covid-hit economy: one for tourists and one for residents and locals.
Thailand will soon implement a two-pricing system for the entire hospitality sector. It recently decided to introduce 2 pricing systems in the hospitality sector in an attempt to revive the Covid-hit economy: one for tourists and one for residents and locals.
Yes, that is correct. In the future, you will be expected to pay more for accommodation when you visit Thailand. Just because you are a tourist. Overall, Thailand is slowly becoming more of a climbing bougainvillea destination and hopes to attract many “high-end” travelers instead of the usual backpackers who will flood Phuket by 2020.
That is, those who do not like to pay Western prices when visiting the traditional cheap hub of Southeast Asia. The plan to introduce double hotel rates has been approved by the Ministry of Tourism and should be implemented soon. After closing its borders to tourism for the most part for the past two years, Thailand has a few hours to decide what tourist destination it wants to be in a post-Covid world.
As expected, with each new announcement, Thai officials dismissed the mass tourism that threatens to overwhelm the country. In the past, pre-pandemic, Thailand was known as a safe haven for young travelers on a budget, but that is about to change. By introducing new tourist fees, closing off access to famous beaches made famous by Hollywood movies, and now increasing fees, the Southeast Asian giant has become a more expensive destination than the original.
While Thailand reopened earlier this year, it scratched the Thailand Pass and made it much easier to visit, but also lowered hotel prices in an attempt to attract more foreigners. This means that tourists who are now returning to Thailand after the easing of entry restrictions have benefited from lower hotel prices.
Synopsis: Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul asks locals to stop offering huge discounts to tempt tourists. Rather he wants to focus on increasing premium visitors to boost the economy of the country.
While addressing an event in Bangkok’s main international airport, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul stated about refraining local people to provide high discounts to international visitors. Instead. He wants them to focus on welcoming high-value tourists who can contribute to raising their economy.
Indeed Thailand is an affordable country with unblemished beaches, ancient Buddhist temples, stunning nightlife, and, of course, endless shopping destinations. The latest news says, only half of 2022 has passed and Thailand had already witnessed 2 million tourists this year.
Also in 2019, Thailand welcomed nearly 40 million visitors who spent around USD 53.53 billion contributing 11 percent to the GDP. The data further drop down to 6.7 million and 4.2 lakh tourists in 2020 and 2021 respectively despite ending the quarantine requirements in a calibrated manner. However, this year Thailand is expecting more tourists across the globe and the data will probably reach 10 million by the end of the year.
Though most of the people in Thailand it’s a glad tiding that after 2-year long lockdown people are again choosing Thailand as their preferred location but PM Anutin Charnvirakul highly disagrees with the act to provide discounts to attract tourists. He added, “We cannot let people come to Thailand saying that it’s cheap.”
Thailand’s tourism industry has almost collapsed during the COVID pandemic and now the government wants tourists to consider this as a premium travel destination. To achieve this, the government asked hotels, travel partners, and local businesses to refrain from offering big discounts to tourists. He added that he doesn’t want to attract customers because Thailand is a cheap country, instead considering Thailand as a reasonable and beautiful country would sound well. Also, this will increase the value of the country among tourists.
To elaborate this further, he refers to the famous luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton, which says, “Hold your ground. Sell premium. The more expensive, the more customers. “
Earlier this year, Thailand launched a long-term visa program for premium tourists and skilled workers. Hence the officials are not in a mood to allow tourists to enter the country saying it’s cheap. Despite facing huge losses during the pandemic, they want to focus on welcoming tourists who can spend more and contribute to the country’s economy.
Synopsis: Tourists entering Thailand From July 1 onwards are no longer required to do the Pass registration and health insurance worth US$10,000. However, this was only lifted for Thai nationals. Tourists from foreign nationals still have to follow the rules and apply for Pass registration and health insurance to enter the country.
Recently, the Thai government has announced that foreigners visiting Thailand will not need to register at immigration offices or carry proof of medical insurance from July 1. Also, a new Visa-Free Entry Policy Will Be Introduced for Tourists
International tourism in Thailand is again on a leap as the government has already announced the lifting of restrictions. International travel is again coming on track and the county is seeing more international visitors this time. To keep things pace government has announced strict guidelines for the safety and hygiene of the citizens as well as for visitors.
Foreigners who wish to enter Thailand are now not required to have a passport or any form of visa to visit the country. Instead, they can simply register at their local immigration office upon arrival. This change was implemented with the aim of facilitating tourism and easing the entry procedures for foreigners. Apart from this, international tourists still need to show a negative RT-PCR report done within 72 hours of travel or a vaccination certificate of getting fully vaccinated. In case they are not fully vaccinated or are unable to show a negative RT-PCR report then they have to undergo an antigen test on arrivals done by a professional.
There are 77 provinces in Thailand and all of them are now under green zones. It means that no more COVID-19 restrictions apply to these provinces. Tourista as well as natives can do whatever they want or visit wherever they want to go without any restrictions. However, everyone must follow basic precautionary measures and SOP for hygiene practices to stay safe in the country.
Also, tourists coming from international flights are hereby informed that random checks could be placed at airports to ensure the security of the citizens. With this, officials requested the tourists to cooperate with them in conducting the security checks arranged specially for international visitors. The Thai Government announces this new set of guidelines for arranging security checks on arrivals to ensure the safety of the residents as well as foreign travelers.
Synopsis: A recent report states that Bangkok is the best city in the world to experience a budget-friendly luxury vacation. In Bangkok, you will not only experience the best-in-class accommodation service but the car rentals, hotels, and restaurants here are also very reasonable to afford by anyone.
Visitors always look forward to a budget-friendly option for a family vacation. After all, budget plays a significant role in planning a vacation. If you too are searching for a location where you can experience luxury accommodation then you will be happy to hear that the capital of Thailand has been ranked the best city in the entire world for budget luxury vacations. Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, New York City, Paris, and Singapore are following Bangkok in this list.
It will be great news for tourists to know that a luxury Mercedes Benz rental for a day will cost them $59 (INR4588) in Bangkok. Whereas a fine dining experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant for an individual will cost you around $150 (INR 11665). Not only this, but visitors can also own a 5-star property in Bangkok for just $295 (INR 229942). How affordable is that?
Bangkok’s nightlife and cultural landmarks are already famous among visitors. On top of it, the reasonable prices to experience all these things makes Bangkok a favorite place for all. After all, who doesn’t want to experience the royal treatment on a vacation? Bangkok has no shortage of Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels, and beachside resorts to undergo a fine dining experience.
Moreover, Bangkok airport is one of the most well-connected airports in the world with plenty of options to reach anywhere in the country. This is also a reason why people keep Bangkok on the top of their list for vacation. The flights to Bangkok are available at a cheap rate that makes it possible for everyone to plan a holiday there.
Following Bangkok, the second city on the list where visitors can experience a royal treatment in Brussels. It is another budget-friendly luxury vacation that you can include in your last after Bangkok. The place is quite famous among visitors for its delicious chocolate and freshly vined beer. Brussels, in Belgium, is a noted destination for visitors with an average expense of $680 (INR 522884) for a five-star hotel. Plus, a luxury car rental in Brussels will cost approximately $150 (INR 11665).
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