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Tourist Friendly Improvements Planned For Thailand‘s Provincial Airports

Bangkok, Wed Sep 06 2017
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The Department of Airports will add tourist service centres at its 29 provincial airports to boost travel by providing tour packages, accommodation bookings and other services visitors and tourists might need.

Darun Sangchai, director-general of the department, said on Tuesday that his department, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, would develop the ‘tourist airports’ to provide visitors with convenient services, boost tourism, and promote local economies. According to Mr Sangchai, the tourist airports will have booths of services including discounted tour packages, rental cars, accommodations, and Wi-Fi, as well as shops of souvenirs and local products.

“The changes will mean that holidaymakers can arrive at provincial airports without having to plan their trips in advance because relevant services will be available there,” Mr Darun said.

The project is planned to start with the airports of Buri Ram, Nan, and Ranong provinces thanks to their potential and local tourist attractions, Mr Darun said. Later, it could expand to 26 other provincial airports.

Apart from increasing the number of tourists in regions, the project should encourage airlines to introduce more domestic routes and flights to provincial airports, he said.

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