TAT touts one other rosy outlook for 2022 arrivals into Thailand – VIDEOS

Whilst the Ministry of Tourism and Sports approve marketing spending for 2022, their tourism promotion arm, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, have been throwing round more highly optimistic arrival figures for subsequent year.
“TAT set the revenue goal from tourism in 2022 at 1.5 trillion baht, or about 50% of tourism income in 2019 (before the Covid-19 situation)”, in accordance with the TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn.
Since November 1, 2021, Thailand has prolonged its reopening schedule to incorporate a ‘Test and Go’ 1 evening quarantine entry for absolutely vaccinated travellers. There’s also a 7 day ‘Sandbox’ various if you’re arriving from one of the countries not listed within the listing of sixty three low-risk locations. Then for the unvaccinated there’s still the “Happy Quarantine” various, which still includes 10 days in an accredited AQ hotel. Happy indeed!

The new arrivals have been regular however not overwhelming, and definitely not at the price the TAT or authorities had been expecting at this stage. But The Thaiger’s Tim Newton, who travels twice every week, filed his latest ‘vibe’ from Suvarnabhumi…

Get ready for “Visit Thailand Year 2022 : Amazing New Chapters” which is aimed toward advertising, properly, superb new chapters. The new chapters look suspiciously like the old chapters – beaches, temples, food and… more seashores. But packaged up in swish new prolonged length advertisements which shall be broadcast in targeted vacationer markets around the globe.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn has had the TAT crystal ball out once more and imagined a revival within the next 12 months which might reach round 50% of the final full year of tourism before the Covid pandemic.
“TAT set the revenue target from tourism in 2022 at 1.5 trillion baht, or about 50% of tourism income in 2019.”

The Minister for Sports and Tourism, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, has additionally launched the Centre for Emergency Situation Related to Tourism and Sports this week.
He told Nation Thailand that the brand new agency will have the ability to assist tourists because the numbers begin to develop.
No questions asked will be a central agency that present solutions to domestic and overseas tourists in Thailand who run into problems or want help. It shall be headed by the everlasting secretary for tourism and sports activities.”

This new agency appears to do exactly what the Tourist Police have been doing for many years. How it’ll differ in day-to-day negotiations over ‘misunderstandings’ is yet to be revealed.
If you’ve 5 spare minutes, here is the model new TAT prolonged ‘come to Thailand’ video…

For the Thailand Pass, the present re-entry mannequin for all travellers – foreigners or Thais – the IT problems nonetheless stick with The Thaiger nonetheless getting between 50 – one hundred every day complaints about all method of various tech and procedural points. Last week the Government trotted out their Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, to reassure travellers that every one the hiccups had been sorted out. They’re not.
But there’s additionally plenty of different travellers who are efficiently making use of for the Thailand Pass as the numbers of arrivals slowly increases. But an estimated 50% of these arrivals usually are not vacationers coming to visit the beaches and temples. There’s still a huge contingent of returning Thais, business individuals and expats coming by way of the turnstiles, benefiting from the almost-quarantine-free entry options since November 1. Of the international arrivals, the US, Germany, the UK and Japan took the highest places within the listing of nations lining up for immigration once they arrive in Thailand.
As of last Thursday, 214,251 folks had applied for the Thailand Pass, 167,415 had been approved and 86,719 travellers (of the 167,000,415) had their purposes accredited automatically..

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