PM Srettha Receives Positive Response after Promoting Thai Tourism through CTrip

Mr. Chai Wacharonke, spokesman for the government of Thailand, stated that Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister of Finance, had invited Chinese tourists to travel to Thailand through the products and services promotion activity for tourism video conference via a live streaming platform called CTrip, noting that Thailand is ready to become the destination for tourists and uplift the safety standard for tourists in every aspect.

The Thai government had passed a resolution regarding visa wavering for Chinese passport holders to promote tourism for Chinese travelers to come to Thailand and affirmed that the government emphasized quality in traveling, regaining confidence from tourists, and improving safety standards as significant matters.

The announcement of the Thai-Chinese visa waiver had positive feedback from Chinese travelers, as the total search of the word ‘Thailand’ on the platform of CTrip Group rose by 90% within an hour.

The visa waiver measure is a joint agreement between the government of Thailand and the People’s Republic of China to exempt visa requirements between the two countries for travelers holding ordinary passports and public affairs passports. The measure will take effect on 1 March 2024 to be in line with the Chinese New Year celebration and the upcoming Songkran Festival in April.