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Cabinet extends travel stimulus, launches new scheme for package tourists


The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to launch a third phase of the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) to cover an additional 2 million applicants and has also approved the “Tour Tiew Thai” packaged tour scheme.

The Rao Tiew Duay Kan stimulus measure’s third phase will run from May to August 31.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has said it will verify the identities of the 2 million new applicants and discuss the matter with Krungthai Bank.

The new Tour Tiew Thai co-payment scheme will see the government covering up to 40 per cent of tour packages for a maximum of one million people. The subsidy is capped at Bt5,000 per trip.

To be eligible, people must purchase a tour package of up to Bt12,000 from selected tourist agencies and the packages must be for at least two nights.

One tour company can sell up to 1,000 packages under this measure, which will also run from May to August 31.

Published : March 24, 2021

By : The Nation