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Offline thaiga

More Thais choose to go abroad during the long Songkran festival

 The long Songkran holiday this year has encouraged more Thai travellers to go for overseas destinations rather domestic tourist destinations, according to the Association of Domestic Travel.

Association chairman Yutthachai Sunthornratnavej said the long Songkran holidays this year is the main reason for the rise in the number of Thai holidaymakers to travel overseas.

He estimated an increase by 30 per cent as compared to that in the same period last year.

The favourite overseas destinations remain to Japan and ASEAN countries except the Philippines and Brunei.

For domestic travel, he said only 25 percent of Thai holidaymakers decided to travel in the country.

Apart from the long holiday period that is suitable for travel overseas, lack of public relations to attract Thai holidaymakers to spend their holiday in Thailand was also to be blamed.

He went on saying that overseas trip gives more options and incentives, compared to travelling in the country, particularly in ASEAN countries where prices are very attractive that have attracted Thai holidaymakers.

According to the association, the government’s Songkran tourism campaign to give tax incentives for Thai travelers to travel in the country is just a short term measure to stimulate domestic spending, which benefits restaurant and hotel operators.

Local spendings may be not be high as expected because most Thai holidaymakers have already chosen to travel overseas.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: More Thais choose to go abroad during the long Songkran festival
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 03:19:43 PM »
Apart from the long holiday period that is suitable for travel overseas, lack of public relations to attract Thai holidaymakers to spend their holiday in Thailand was also to be blamed.


Or they calculated not wasting their precious holidays on islands without electrical power (like Samui before ), luxury hotels without water for taking showers, or waiting at airports with the air con broken down at 42°C outside temperature (like Khon Kaen Airport right now], i. e. they read newspapers telling them what to expect when travelling in Thailand.
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