Thailand may hold New Year’s festivities as country reopens to international arrivals

21-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 5:02 AM Print This Post

As Thailand will be reopening to foreign tourists on November 1, representatives from many agencies met with the prime minister on Tuesday, October 19 to discuss the reopening. The prime minister asked all parties to pitch in their efforts and also to consider holding concerts during the New Year’s to stimulate tourism and the economy.

Tourism and Sports minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn led representatives from the Tourism Council of Thailand and the Thai Restaurant Association to meet with prime minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha to receive and discuss the government policy of lifting the quarantine requirement for tourists arriving in Thailand. The prime minister thanked every party that has provided their cooperation toward making preparations for the country’s reopening, and asked the tourism ministry to consider, with input from relevant agencies, the possibility of holding New Year’s activities that would be collaboratively organised by the public and private sectors. The focus was on the feasibility of holding concerts by Thai artists in various provinces as well as in Bangkok.

According to the prime minister, these activities would provide relief to artists who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and stimulate tourism at the end of the year. Gen. Prayut added that Cabinet meetings in November will be held in provinces that were piloting tourism reopening.

The prime minister also met with representatives from the Foundation for Life Development Under the Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, who were publicising white cheesewood products to raise funds for the foundation’s various projects.


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