Fri, December 03, 2021

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New community-based route launched for post-Covid tourism


The government has unveiled a model tour for its community-based tourism policy tapping Thailand’s many canals and waterways. The model route is located in Ratchaburi, 80 kilometres west of Bangkok.

It consists of four historical and agricultural sites – Chotikaram Temple, Jek Huat's house, Lao Tak Floating Market (Damnoen Saduak), and Mae Thongyip Agricultural Garden.
Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said the community-based tours were being developed by the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) and the Interior Ministry.
The domestic travel route model has been running for two years, said Chumphon Musikanon, deputy director of DASTA.
Last week, DASTA organised a tour of Damnoen Saduak floating market and other Ratchaburi attractions for foreign residents and media members. Chumphon said the community-based model will help support tourism in the “new normal” era, building confidence in the safety of Thai travel among local and overseas visitors .

Published : December 02, 2020

By : The Nation