TAT told to have tourism packages ready by July 1

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) will propose registration methods for the three domestic tourism stimulus packages – Kum Lang Jai (Encouragement), Rao Pai Tiew Gun (Let’s travel together), and Tiew Pan Suk (Trips to share happiness) – to the Cabinet on June 30.

Lavaron Sangsnit, FPO director-general, said talks on Friday (June 19) with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Krung Thai Bank on registration methods for the packages ended without any conclusion.
“So, we instructed the TAT to reconsider methods again proposing them the Cabinet on June 30 to ensure that ways [for the public to apply] will be ready for the opening of registration on July 1,” he said.
He confirmed that registration methods for the packages would be made as simple as possible for the public and tourism businesses.
“Meanwhile, we have to improve the [online registration] platform to ensure that applicants’ data links with tourism businesses, in line with guidelines approved by the Cabinet,” he said.
He believes that these measures will help stimulate the economy and generate revenue for the country.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said his agency had joined with the FPO to create the registration platform, which will vetted by the committee on stimulus loans before being proposed to the Cabinet.
“Also, we are waiting for the government’s guidelines on the ‘travel bubble’ pacts,” he said. “We have prepared a plan to increase the number of foreign tourists after the Covid-19 outbreak is resolved, to generate revenue to the country.”