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Neglect working from house, work from resorts, says Thai prime minister


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BANGKOK — In a bid to assist stimulate the tourism business, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging folks to go on working holidays as a part of the “Workation Paradise All through Thailand” marketing campaign.

Authorities spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana mentioned on Sunday that the marketing campaign is being launched with the economic system and public well being in thoughts.

He mentioned the Tourism and Sports activities Ministry has taken up the initiative and is on the lookout for one of the best ways to launch it.

“The brand new coverage will encourage folks to journey throughout weekdays, to allow them to work in new environment in addition to assist stimulate the tourism sector. It would additionally encourage tourism operators to regulate and develop their lodges and resorts from a brand new dimension to reply to the pattern of working holidays,” he mentioned.

Thanakorn added that’s “workation” pattern will increase income for the tourism business and permit it to maneuver ahead sustainably.

The spokesman mentioned the Tourism and Sports activities Ministry expects Thailand to earn as much as 1.8 trillion baht from tourism this 12 months. The 15 million international vacationers anticipated this 12 months ought to generate as much as 800 billion in income, whereas home vacationers ought to generate some 700 billion.

“The federal government will proceed selling tourism regardless of the continued unfold of the Omicron variant. The authorities will give you measures to arrange for transitioning to endemic. The measures will reply to the present state of affairs by taking public well being under consideration,” he mentioned.

Although the federal government has launched the Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Journey Collectively) co-payment scheme, it has not mentioned whether or not a brand new subsidy might be launched for this “workation” scheme.

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