To encourage post-pandemic tourism, Thailand has been subsidising domestic travels for its citizens to help stimulate the local economy. Now, a new initiative jointly launched by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai Hotels Association (THA) will see travel discounts extended to expats and their families as well.

THA president Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi said: “I’m happy that the association can be a part of this campaign. With very limited travel from overseas, Thai hotels need all the support they can get, so there’s never been a better time for expats to help out and enjoy a great value vacation at the same time!”

More than 300 hotels in the Land of Smiles will offer expats a 1,000-baht (US$32) discount on every night booked at a licensed property—one that’s been certified in accordance to hygiene standards set by the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration. Valid until December 31, 2020, the discount requires expats to show their passport as proof of their expat status.

Currently, participating properties include 17 Centara hotels across Thailand, InterContinental hotels in cities like Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, and Koh Samui, as well as eight of Anantara’s Thai outposts. High-end properties like The Siam, The St. Regis Bangkok, Park Hyatt Bangkok, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, and the newly unveiled Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, are all offering this special discount. Within Phuket, home to some of the island’s best beaches, there’s Banyan Tree Phuket and sister property Angsana Laguna Phuket, among others.

To book a room, one should contact the hotels directly with the booking code ” Expat Travel Bonus.”

More information here.

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