The government’s We Travel Together campaign has been extended once more, allowing Thai nationals to pay their hotel stays and domestic travel expenditures. The government anticipates that this most recent extension will produce around 12 billion baht in financial flow.
Members of the Cabinet authorized the continuation of the We Travel Together campaign today during their weekly meeting, which provides subsidies for qualified hotel stays in an effort to increase domestic tourism.
The program was first launched to assist the tourist industry, which had been severely impacted by the epidemic. Each participant receives a subsidy for approved hotel stays, as well as coupons and discounts for other spending activities.
The program will be extended in 2023 to give a 40% subsidy with a 3,000 baht maximum per night per room for qualified hotel stays of up to 5 nights per person, which is half the number of nights available in the last campaign run.
Guests who take advantage of this offer will receive e-coupons worth 600 baht per person every night, which they may use to pay for up to 40% of the due amount at participating locations. This round of the campaign will provide a total of 560,000 e-coupons.
Unlike in prior rounds, there will be no cash reimbursement for flight tickets this time.
According to the government, this campaign would create 12.54 billion baht in cash flow for the national economy.
Along with this effort, Cabinet members authorized a 1.93 billion baht tourism and economic promotion campaign today, with the goal of attracting foreign tourists by showcasing the country’s soft power through digital marketing platforms and other activities.
It also intends to boost domestic travel through marketing and communications efforts with the theme “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters,” as well as the enhancement of local tourist goods.
This year’s commercial campaign will run from February through September, encompassing significant holidays like as Songkran and long weekends in May and August.