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‘Amazing Workation’ to further boost Thailand’s appeal to foreign film makers


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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the launch of the ‘Thailand – Amazing Workation’ initiative by the Thailand Film Office under the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, to further establish Thailand as a prime filming destination on a global scale. This new chapter of Thailand’s filming efforts includes three key aspects – Great Incentives, Great Services, and Great Relaxation, all central to the fundamentals of film production.

The ‘Great Incentives’ aspect of the initiative provides value beyond ‘Fast Cash’, ‘Speedy Pay (Rebate)’, and ‘Truly Transparent’ concept. Foreign film production projects with an investment exceeding 50 million Baht will receive up to a 20% rebate, increased to 150 million Baht per project. Additionally, foreign film actors filming in Thailand will be granted a 5-year period of income tax exemption, starting from 2nd August 2023 to 1st August 2028.

The ‘Great Services’ aspect of the initiative provides foreign film makers with outstanding world-class services, facilities, and hospitality while filming in Thailand. The ‘Great Relaxation’ aspect enables film makers to experience Thailand’s unique culture, friendly charm, and relax while enjoying various leisure activities.

Thailand has earned a well-deserved reputation as a popular filming destination for film makers worldwide, as evidenced by the data showing that in the first four months of 2023, 171 foreign films were shot in the country, earning a revenue of 1.29 billion Baht, which is an increase of 18 films and 118 million Baht in revenue compared to the same period in 2022.

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