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Tourism industry expected to get Bt6.8-billion boost this weekend

Jul 25. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said that the long holiday weekend from July 25 to 28 is expected to generate around Bt6.8 billion revenue for the tourism industry with hotel occupancy getting a 24 per cent boost.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that people were expected to travel to nearby areas, not faraway cities. Moreover, they would travel in small groups, with family or friends, in their own cars.

He added that the proportion of public-vehicle use would be lower than during the previous long weekend (July 4 to 7). The destinations most people want to visit include natural attractions, such as sea, mountain and waterfall.

Yuthasak said that the government’s stimulus campaigns, local activities, as well as the free motorway price were factors in encouraging people to travel this weekend.

According to a survey on social media channels, netizens made more mention of this long weekend than the previous one. Some had concerns about a Covid-19 case in Rayong announced last week.

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