THE reopening of Thailand on Nov. 1 drew 16,595 foreign tourists on both Test and Go basis in Sandbox scheme zones and those undergoing Alternative Quarantine procedure with 90,165 people applying for Thailand Pass as of yesterday Nov. 6, TV Channel 7 said this morning (Nov. 7).
Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said of the 90,165 applicants for Thailand Pass, which is a new web-based application that replaces certificate of entry for Thai and foreign travellers, 33,788 had been approved.
In addition, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects that during the last two months of this year there will be 300,000 tourists per month, which is 10% of arrivals in 2019 averaging 3 million a month.
Combined with the total number of tourists who came earlier, there should be 700,000 all of this year. The Phuket Sandbox scheme has since July brought in 65,661 tourists.
In addition, Thai tourism is also bustling with We Travel Together phase 3 receiving good response attracting registration from 809,255 people and 5,941 business operators with hotel bookings totalling 808,315 . The total from phase 1 to 3 has reached over 8.9 million people with a cumulative value of more than 3.266 billion baht.
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