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‘We Travel Together’ Phase 4 to Launch in June

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The next phase of the “We Travel Together” subsidized-tourism scheme will launch in June and continue until the end of July.

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said a meeting will soon be held to discuss the details of the initiative.

Concerning funding for the program, he said any budget remaining from the current phase will be used to help fund the next iteration. He also noted that requests for additional funding can be proposed to the government if necessary.

Depending on the performance of the fourth phase, the TAT could double the number of discounted hotel rooms from 2 million to 4 million while adjusting some of the conditions.

The new terms could see the government subsidizing 40% of accommodations, providing as much as 3,000 baht per night for 2 million slots, with participating hotels subsidizing the remaining 2 million slots.

Hotel rooms sold out in the third phase, but nearly all subsidized airline tickets remained unclaimed.

The program is expected to help increase the number of travelers this year to 160 million people, generating 656 billion baht of revenue.

In a related development, the government also said it has yet to reach a decision regarding the details of the fifth phase of its popular 50-50 copay campaign.