Holiday subsidies doubled after tourism scheme fails to lure travellers
Ministers at today’s mobile Cabinet meeting in Rayong agreed to upgrade the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We Travel Together) tourism stimulus scheme after it received a disappointing response from travellers. Only 660,000 of the 5 million nights of subsidised accommodation offered by the scheme have been booked by travellers since it started operating in July.
In response, the Cabinet agreed to extend the period of subsidised stays for each traveller from five nights to 10 nights and the air-fare subsidy from Bt1,000 support to Bt2,000.
Large companies will also be invited to take advantage of the scheme by organising training seminars and events in popular destinations around Thailand.
Details of the changes made to the We Travel Together scheme will be officially announced later.