BANGKOK (NNT) – The Cabinet today approved in principle three 4-month tourism campaigns worth 22.4 billion baht, aimed at kickstarting the tourism sector running from July to October.
The government will be offering tourism packages and subsidies in three separate campaigns, starting with tourism packages for Village Health Volunteers and staff at subdistrict health promotion hospitals, who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To finance this offer, the government will provide a 2.4 billion baht tourism budget for 1.2 million health volunteers and health promotion hospital staff, to enable them to take a 2-day, 1-night trip or longer with a tour company. The budget will provide an allowance of up to 2,000 baht for their tour package costs.
3,000 baht allowance for a hotel stay
As for the general public, the government will provide 40 percent or up to a 3,000 baht allowance for a hotel stay of up to five nights.
Eligible persons will receive up to 600 baht per night allowance on the government wallet application which can be used to pay for food or services during their trip.
The government will allot a 10.8 million baht budget for this campaign. To receive the allowance, the hotel stay must be in a province different from the traveler’s registered province of residence.
Transportation subsidy to 2 million people