Thai tourism has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and Thai tourism officials have once again made a forecast of tourist arrivals for this year, write Daljine.rs.
“It simply came to our notice then that Thailand is visited by a maximum of 8 million foreign tourists this year, What is it a drop of 80 percent. ” said Chairata Triratanajaraspona, President of the Tourism Council of Thailand.
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According to officials, Thailand’s tourism will recover in 2021. However, although Thailand has lifted the ban on international flights, classical tourism is still suspended.
However, the Minister of Tourism of Thailand, Yuthasak Supasorn, said that he now hopes for the short-term nature of the domestic market and that he hopes that about 100 million domestic trips will be realized. In the meantime the Thai government has approved a multimillion-dollar stimulus package to encourage domestic travelers.
Opening of Thailand for foreign tourists in August
The tourism ministry said it hoped to open five islands to foreign tourists in August. That are Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, writes Asia One.
“We expect residents in these areas to agree to the move, as Phuket relies on tourism revenue when it takes into account the province’s gross domestic product,” a ministry official said, adding that it would initially limit the number of tourists depending on each areas to effectively screen visitors to Covid-19.
In the next two weeks a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter should also be defined, as well as the conditions under which these tourists will be able to travel to Thailand.
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