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Some 3.8 mln Thais successfully apply for gov't domestic tour financial support

Copyfrom:Xinhua News Agency Post Time:2020-07-20 09:58:28

BANGKOK, July 19 (Xinhua) -- About 3.8 million Thais have so far successfully applied for financial support under the government's domestic tour campaign, confirmed a senior government official on Sunday.

The Thai government has offered partial financial support for a total of 5 million domestic travelers under the "We Travel Together" campaign, said the Ministry of Finance's spokesman Lavaron Sangsanit.

Under the campaign, the government will cover 40 percent of a hotel's room rate, not exceeding 3,000 baht (about 94.75 U.S. dollars) per night, for each eligible recipient to the partial financial aid, plus a maximum of 600 baht (about 18.95 U.S. dollars) in daily grant for food and other expenditure during their trip, Lavaron said.

In addition, the government has offered to grant 2 million domestic air tickets, each costing no more than 1,000 baht (about 31.58 U.S. dollars) for eligible recipients, he said.

The government-sponsored domestic leisure trips, spanning a four-month period from July to October, are primarily designed to stimulate the otherwise sluggish tourist industry and local economy in all regions of the country, adversely affected by the pandemic. 


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