Chiang Mai to open for Asian tourists starting on Nov 1


The province of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand is going to be the first province to open for Asian tourists with direct flights from November 1 under the “Unlock Thailand” programme, Thanes Phetsuwan, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) deputy governor of marketing – Asia and South Pacific, said on Wednesday.

According to Thanes is reported by The Nation, TAT and the Chiang Mai’s private sector had a discussion and came out with a conclusion to welcome the foreign tourists with direct flights to the province instead of having the tourists complete the mandatory stay under the Phuket Sandbox scheme.

“Our main target is Korean tourists who have continuously travel to Thailand during the last quarter of every year, including tourists from India and Singapore,” he said.

The TAT deputy governor of marketing also said on Monday that TAT and airline companies will meet in order for the private sector in Chiang Mai to propose the standard operating procedures.

“There are two versions of the Unlock Thailand programme, which are ASEAN and Asia versions. It is a great opportunity to boost the Thai tourism sector as the government has relaxed more conditions, rules and restrictions. We are currently accelerating the procedure in a bid to launch the programme on November 1,” Thanes added.

Source: The Nation

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