BANGKOK, 31 July 2020: Airasia.com and Agoda, are joining
forces to launch a special campaign to stimulate domestic travel in Thailand.
The collaboration between airasia.com and Agoda highlights
domestic tourism as the single remaining business channel to save the country’s
tourism and hospitality from financial ruin.
International travel to Thailand fell to zero in March, and
since then tour operators have not reported a single tour arrival to the
country from any overseas markets.
Airasia.com CEO Karen Chan said: ” We are proud to play
our part by showing how the private sector can work together to restore the
travel industry in a safe and responsible way to benefit consumers, tourism and
Agoda vice president of strategic partnerships and
programme, Damien Pfirsch added: “This initiative with airasia.com will help
Thai travellers explore more of their country…With even better flight and
accommodation deals, people can also travel further by easily flying to
destinations less travelled rather than spending long hours driving.
Thai AirAsia has resumed all 23 of its domestic destinations
as of July 2020, including regional connections Chiang Mai-Hat Yai, Chiang
Mai-Pattaya (U-Tapao), Hat Yai-Pattaya (U-Tapao) and Khon Kaen-Hat Yai, flying
a total 25 routes and operating 67 return flights a day.
As the airline providing the highest volume of domestic
flights in Thailand, AirAsia continues to work closely with the government,
industry and tourism partners to stimulate travel in the region. Including the
“We Travel Together” project which has been developed to support
policy from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and means travellers can receive
40% cashback up to THB1,000 per person per seat (limited to 2 million
privileges for the campaign).