Pandemic tourism: Thailand will offer luxury accommodation for USD$1
About a million overnight stays at discounted prices will attract foreigners back to the Asian country
As part of its plan to gradually open up the country and attract tourists, Thailand is preparing a “One Night – One Dollar” campaign, world media reported.
As part of the initiative, luxury rooms in one of the first officially opened resorts for tourists – Phuket – will be offered at a price of 1 dollar. The program involves rooms that normally cost between $ 30 and $ 100, and the difference will be subsidized by the Thai government, the president of the Thai Tourism Council said.
Following the final approval of the campaign, it will start on July 1, when Phuket will become the first place in Thailand to receive vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine.
If One Night – One Dollar proves to be a successful campaign, it will be extended to other famous tourist destinations such as Ko Samui, Pattaya, and Bangkok.
Authorities expect the initiative to lead to at least one million booked nights in the first month.
As of October 1, the relaxed quarantine regime for vaccinated foreigners is expected to apply to several other tourist provinces in Thailand – Krabi, Pang Nga, Chian Mai, and Pattaya. The final lifting of all restrictions is scheduled for January 1, 2022.