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Government's 1 Billion Baht Tourism Stimulus Package Ignores Phu

Category: Tourism, Posted:28 Jul 2009 | 09:40 am

A THB1billion baht emergency Thai Government emergency stimulus package has prioritized the "Royal Coast Tourism Development Plan" which has been approved by the cabinet, while ignoring for the most part the countries leading resort destination Phuket. The plan is targeting Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, and Ranong as areas of growth to attract high end tourism. A long term national initiative has adopted the strategy of growing these destinations due to their proximity near large metropolitan population concentrations.
Draft versions of a pending National Tourism Agenda have been recently released which focus mainly on SME loans to small cap tourism operators and businesses, reductions in aircraft landing fees and entrance to National Parks, tax benefits aimed for domestic tourism and a hotel operator tax holiday. While these initiatives have merit, there remains skepticism that the current Government has yet to show its acknowledgment of tourism as a leading proponent of GDP.

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Why Is The Phuket Sandbox Important?

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 Aug 2021 | 10:27 am As Bangkok grapples with rising numbers of Covid infections, leading tourism voice KP Ho, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, has told European envoys, airlines, senior officials and business leaders, that for Phuket Sandbox to succeed it is imperative for Phuket to be given “green” destination status. Speaking at the Phuket Sandbox Summit held at […]
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Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]