Thailand announces special schemes to maximize tourists’ footfalls

Published on : Thursday, November 22, 2018

In order to capitalize on the upcoming festive season, the tourism board has introduced attractive schemes to maximize footfalls of tourists from India and other countries.



Thailand welcomed 919,130 tourist arrivals from India recording a 13.24 per cent increase Y-O-Y.



Recently the government granted a visa-on-arrival fee waiver for tourists from 20 countries. The citizens of Andora, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will be exempted from the 2,000 Baht visa-on-arrival fee for the purpose of touring in Thailand upto 15 days. The visa-on-arrival fee waiver will be given from Nov. 15, 2018, to Jan. 13, 2019.




During the same period, the tourism authority of Thailand has launched Amazing Thailand Grand Sale ‘Passport Privilege’ campaign. It provides delightful experiences in shopping and other services for foreign tourists. It will help tourists to increase buying power on a variety of products and services from the leading service providers.




Tourist arriving at Suvarnabhumi and Donmuang Airport can now avail of E Visa on Arrival. The Nation Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakpal officially launched the e-Via on Arrival (E-VOA) system.  It will help to cut visa processing time to as little as one minute.




The facility is available at Phuket International Airport since Monday. It will be adopted in Chiang Mai on Nov. 26th and then in Krabi.




Once the E-Visa on arrival form is filled, response will be sent within 24 hours.




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