On a notably jubilant Wednesday, the eminent Thai Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, unveiled a delightful surprise for visitors from China and Kazakhstan. Uniting Thailand’s hospitality with the universal allure of wanderlust, the Premier declared an unprecedented policy whereby tourists from these countries would be exempted from paying visa fees. This unique boon is set for a duration of five months, initiating on September 25 and drawing to a close on February 29, in a bid to escalate the flourish of tourism.
The exhilarating tidings were swiftly followed by an unveil by the Honorable Transport Minister, Suriya Juangroongruangkit, regarding an impending evaluation visit by the top echelons of the Thai administration. The venue for this distinguished visit, scheduled for September 15 and 16, is none other than the acclaimed Chiang Mai International Airport, in anticipation of a potential surge in the influx of tourists, courtesy of the new policy.
While the Cabinet will scrutinize Chiang Mai International Airport’s readiness to embrace the predicted leap in the visitor count, another feature under the scanner will be the development of the city’s second airport. This upcoming aviation hub, while being situated in the Sankampaeng district, notably extends into the Banthi district of fundamental Lamphun province.
The ensuing itinerary for the prime Thai authorities, slated for September 29, is an assiduous progress assessment of Phuket International Airport. They’re also set to take a keen look at the on-going construction of the province’s second airport.
Recognizing the key significance of Chiang Mai, Phuket, Suvarnabhumi, and Don Mueang Airports in welcoming the new wave of Chinese and Kazakhstani guests, Mr. Suriya expressed his expectations with fervor. The Transport Minister stated that the interactions scheduled at these airports would enable the Cabinet to deliberate with top-tier executives from the esteemed Immigration Bureau and Airports of Thailand Plc. The key agenda is likely to revolve around effective strategies to manage anticipated crowd surges, courtesy of foreign arrivals rocketing up.
Mr. Suriya underscored an exciting highlight that Suvarnabhumi International Airport would stage a soft unveiling for its technologically-equipped Satellite 1 Building on September 28. This innovative edifice is sure to elevate the airport’s standing and capabilities, ready to cater to proving itself an epicenter for international travel.