In a move that’s expected to bring greater connectivity to a range of secondary locations throughout Thailand, the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) is working together with Thai Airways, Krungthai Bank and Airports of Thailand to offer more domestic flights nationwide.
As part of the new plan, 20 flight routes in ten provinces will be promoted until the end of the calendar year; destinations include Udon Thani, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani and Yala; each will be sold as part of ‘Royal Orchid’ packages from October to December 2018. The new routes will be serviced by Thai Airways and their semi-budget subsidiary, Thai Smile.
The TAT has confirmed a target of 10 million additional tourists visiting secondary destinations this year as a direct result of the campaign. Thailand’s Prime Minister visited Europe last June, and the Tourism Council of Thailand is hoping that his efforts there will be the catalyst for more New Year bookings. The latest figures show that flight bookings to primary destinations in Thailand, such as Phuket, Krabi, U-tapoa and Chiang Mai, are already looking robust for this time of year.