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Finance Ministry to boost tourism with Bt1,500 payment to domestic travellers

Apr 22. 2019
File photo : Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak
File photo : Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak
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By The Nation

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The Finance Ministry had announced plans to launch a new stimulus package to boost the country’s domestic tourism business by giving Thais Bt1,500 per person to spend when they travel to 55 provinces under the promotion campaign, a source from the Finance Ministry said.

Under the campaign, Thais aged 18 and over can register for the programme. The government will then deposit Bt1,500 into their accounts though the e-payment system. They can use the funds to make e-payments to the shops that have joined the project. 

“We are collaborating with the Tourism and Sport Ministry and Krung Thai Bank for the campaign and have set a budget of up to Bt15 billion. We will now propose the programme to deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak to consider and to the cabinet as soon as possible. We aim to launch the campaign before July this year,” a source from the Finance Ministry said.

The ministry expects up to 10 million Thais to register, he added.

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