The new campaign will offer domestic tourists information on places of worship that they can visit in Thailand and pay their respects to, while at the same time experiencing local cultures and traditions in each area. Learn more about Thailand travel in the sections below.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new tourism campaign highlighting temples and other places of worship, offering tourism products for specific tourists while promoting the preservation of Thai traditions.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) campaign is known as the WAT, short for Worship Activities Tradition, as a preparation for the country’s anticipated reopening to tourists.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the TAT has created 15 tourism routes across the country that lead tourists to places of worship and other tourism attractions, with a connection to local communities.
Speaking at the press conference, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, said the new campaign will offer domestic tourists information on places of worship that they can visit and pay their respects to, while at the same time experiencing local cultures and traditions in each area.
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“The move is an extremely positive development for the tourism industry as well as the economy of Thailand. The country’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism as the industry contributes 17-18% to the gross domestic product (GDP).
“Several destinations across the globe still require tourists to undergo a period of quarantine, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated or not. Such quarantines have an impact on trip costs as well as sentiments, and tourists are less likely to visit destinations with such norms.
“Another key factor for tourists while picking a destination in recent times is the number of vaccinated residents or the penetration of vaccination in the local population. Considering these factors, Thailand has picked Phuket for a pilot. As per reports, Phuket has been COVID-19-free for last 90 days. Moreover, the authorities are aiming to vaccinate at least 70% of the population in Phuket before July. thailand travel
“These statistics will certainly instil confidence among potential tourists. The opportunity of a quarantine-free travel to the beautiful country is likely to seal the deal. More importantly, this pilot will act as a template for other destinations in Thailand, Southeast Asia as well as across the globe and more destinations will start offering quarantine-free travel to vaccinated tourists.”