Thailand originally expected to open Phuket Island in October as a pilot to restart the entry of foreign tourists . However, last week, the Thai government decided to suspend the implementation of this tourism due to the re-detection of community infection cases in Thailand and breaking the record of no community infection in 100 days. Open pilot program. Yuthasak Supasorn, director of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand, pointed out that Thailand will also exempt travelers from countries with a low risk of new coronary pneumonia for stays of less than 14 days, in order to revitalize Thailand's tourism industry.
In addition, the National Tourism photo color correction services Administration will also seek parliamentary support to plan to issue special tourist visas to foreign travelers who can stay in Thailand for up to 270 days. Yuthasak Supasorn said that Thailand must strive to open the entry of foreign tourists in the fourth quarter, because the domestic tourism market is not enough to support the livelihood of tourism-related industry personnel. If the entry of foreign tourists continues to be delayed, a total of about 4 million tourism-related industry personnel will be lost. 2.5 million people are unemployed.
He analyzed that the break-even point of Thailand's hotel industry is about 30% of the occupancy rate, while the national average is only 28%. Therefore, if domestic tourist arrivals can be increased to 100 million by 2021 and at least 20.5 million international tourists visit Thailand, the occupancy rate can rise back to 50%. Yuthasak Supasorn said that Thailand cannot completely avoid new cases of Wuhan pneumonia, but the most important thing is to do risk management. For example, even if there are 5 cases of infection among 5 million travelers, as long as the Thai government can adopt strict control policies, it will be able to strike a balance between public health and the livelihood of businesses.