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

Whilst the Ministry of Tourism and Sports approve advertising spending for 2022, their tourism promotion arm, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, have been throwing around extra extremely optimistic arrival figures for next year.
“TAT set the income goal from tourism in 2022 at 1.5 trillion baht, or about 50% of tourism revenue 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 include a ‘Test and Go’ 1 night quarantine entry for fully vaccinated travellers. There’s also a 7 day ‘Sandbox’ various in case you are arriving from one of the nations not listed within the list of 63 low-risk destinations. Then for the unvaccinated there’s nonetheless the “Happy Quarantine” various, which still contains 10 days in an approved AQ hotel. Happy indeed!
The new arrivals have been regular but not overwhelming, and definitely not on the rate the TAT or authorities have been anticipating at this stage. But The Thaiger’s Tim Newton, who travels twice a week, filed his newest ‘vibe’ from Suvarnabhumi…

Get ready for “Visit Thailand Year 2022 : Amazing New Chapters” which is aimed toward advertising, nicely, amazing new chapters. The new chapters look suspiciously like the previous chapters – beaches, temples, food and… extra beaches. But packaged up in swish new extended length adverts which might be broadcast in focused tourist markets around the globe.
Efficient has had the TAT crystal ball out again and imagined a revival within the next 12 months which would reach around 50% of the last full 12 months of tourism before the Covid pandemic.
“TAT set the revenue goal 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 also launched the Centre for Emergency Situation Related to Tourism and Sports this week.
He told Nation Thailand that the brand new agency will be able to assist vacationers because the numbers begin to grow.
“It will be a central agency that present options to home and overseas vacationers in Thailand who run into issues or need help. It might be headed by the permanent secretary for tourism and sports.”
This new agency appears to do exactly what the Tourist Police have been doing for decades. How it will differ in day-to-day negotiations over ‘misunderstandings’ is but to be revealed.
If you have 5 spare minutes, right here is the brand 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 still stick with The Thaiger nonetheless getting between 50 – a hundred daily complaints about all method of different tech and procedural points. Last week the Government trotted out their Minister for Digital Economy and Society, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, to reassure travellers that all the hiccups had been sorted out. They’re not.
But there’s also loads of other travellers who are efficiently making use of for the Thailand Pass because the numbers of arrivals slowly will increase. But an estimated 50% of these arrivals usually are not vacationers coming to visit the beaches and temples. There’s nonetheless an enormous contingent of returning Thais, business people and expats coming via the turnstiles, benefiting from the almost-quarantine-free entry choices since November 1. Of the worldwide arrivals, the US, Germany, the UK and Japan took the highest places in the list of nations lining up for immigration after they arrive in Thailand.
As of final Thursday, 214,251 people had applied for the Thailand Pass, 167,415 had been approved and 86,719 travellers (of the 167,000,415) had their functions accredited mechanically..

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