Pattaya, Hua Hin/Cha-am, and Chiang Mai are the top destinations booked by Thai travellers participating in the Rao Tiew Duay Gan or TTogether stimulus project, as they opt for destinations a few hours from home according to booking data from Agoda’s dedicated platform www.agoda.com/ttogether, which opened to the public on 18 July 2020.
To date, more than 300,000 of the five million room-subsidised rooms nights for the TTogether tourism stimulus package have been sold. Agoda has been using its tech expertise to help make searching for hotels involved in the initiative countrywide an easy and hassle-free experience for eligible travellers.
Through its recently launched GoLocal campaign and the support of the government’s TTogether stimulus package, Agoda wants to encourage Thai travellers to re-explore their homeland and rediscover destinations around Thailand that they have either not visited for a long time or been to before.
As well as having great experiences, Thai travellers will be contributing to the health of the Thailand tourism industry and supporting Thai hotels and their communities.
The current situation provides the perfect opportunity for Thais to discover new areas of the Kingdom to travel to, as well as revisiting popular destinations while they are less busy than usual. Agoda’s booking data from the TTogether programme also shows that Thais are using the savings to explore famous destinations that are usually very crowded, including Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as Koh Chang and Khao Lak.
The TTogether tourism stimulus encourages Thai travellers to plan inter-provincial trips to book and stay between now and 31 October 2020, to help revive domestic tourism and support hoteliers and the tourism industry in the 76 provinces across the country. The government will subsidise 40 percent of room night rates, up to 3,000 THB per night, for up to five nights per person. Five million room nights are offered as part of this Thai government initiative.
Agoda’s booking data from the URL indicates people from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Nakhon Ratchasima are the most keen to travel domestically again, with the most popular stay durations being short trips during the weekend. On average, people booked a stay for one-two nights and with most travellers booking for stays with check-in dates within the next four weeks, and around 23 October, which is a Thai public holiday.
The most popular price range that attracts Thai travellers is 1,000 to 2,500 baht per room per night, before the 40 percent discount.
Agoda will be taking zero commission on bookings made via Agoda for the Rao Tiew Duay Gan or TTogether initiative.
Travellers can now go to www.agoda.com/partnership/ttogether to book accommodation for their subsidised domestic trips to be taken before 31 October and visit agoda.com/golocal for wider domestic travel deals.