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Government set to revive tourism

May 16. 2020
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Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn and the Tourism Authority of Thailand stand ready to revive the tourism sector once the Covid-19 outbreak slows down, Government Deputy Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Saturday (May 16).

She added that the ministry would focus on promoting hygiene and safety in the sector and would deploy technology to support the sector. It will also focus on community tourism, aiming to generate imcome for the grass roots economy.

The ministry is expected to spend around Bt20 billion on a plan to revive the sector, she added.

The budget will come from the government's Bt1-trillion borrowing, of which Bt400 billion will be earmarked for lifting the economy in the post-outbreak era.

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