Tourism operators want handout sped up Measure to help during low season Visitors check out tour packages at a tourism fair. A planned cash handout will be given to 10 million travellers who register to visit small provinces on a first-come, first-served basis. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard) Tourism operators are urging the Finance Ministry to speed up plans to give cash handouts to people for domestic travel to prop up the sector during the low season.The duration of such handouts should run from September until the end of December, with the amount at least 2,000 baht, higher than the 1,500 baht proposed by the ministry officials, said Phuriwat Limthavornrat, president of the Association of Domestic Travel. The planned 1,500-baht cash handout for tourism spending in second tier provinces was raised again along with other stimulus schemes be tabled for newly installed Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana. Under the initiative, the cash handout will be given to 10 million travellers who register to visit small provinces on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered tourists must show up at destinations before getting the money. Mr Phuriwat said the idea is similar to the association’s proposal for its meeting with new Tourism and Sports Minister… Read full this story
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