The TAT was scheduled to host the New Year’s Eve events in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chonburi and Ayutthaya as previously scheduled to comply with the government’s tourism promotion policy, Yuthasak said.
The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand is not concerned about the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country and confirms that new year countdown events will be organized in 5 provinces as planned.
Commenting on the report of the first Omicron case in Thailand, an American from Spain, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the detection of the first Omicron case had no impact on tourism in the country, but effective screening procedures and disease control would be scaled up by the government.
But there would be no immediate negative impact and TAT would host New Year’s events in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chonburi (Pattaya) and Ayutthaya, as previously planned to comply with the government’s tourism promotion policy, Yuthasak said.
The TAT governor said about 6,000 visitors arrived in Thailand daily and he expected at least 200,000 visitors this month. (TNA)
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