Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Tuesday said that the government is thinking of declaring another long holiday to encourage people to travel, which will help boost the economy in the process.
According to Wissanu, the idea was floated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Suitable dates had still to be decided.
He agreed it should be a four-day holiday, including Saturday and Sunday.
If the idea will push through, Wissanu said it should be in a month without any scheduled public holidays, such as November.
The Tourism and Sports Ministry would make the recommendation. Police would also be required to help with the traffic.
“The idea is for people to take a break and travel,” he added.
The long weekend from Sept 4-7 saw many people heading for tourist attractions, injecting tens of millions of baht into local business economies.
Source: Bangkok Post
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