The Thailand Tourism Promotion Association (TTPA) met with entrepreneurs and the public sector in Betong district of Yala on Friday to finalize plans for welcoming tourists arriving via Nok Air.
The airline will launch direct flights three times a week from Bangkok to Betong from April 29. Operating days are Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
The meeting was chaired by Betong District Chief Ek Yangaphai Na Songkhla, who was joined by Sunisa Ramkaew, Assistant Secretary of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) and Betong Mayor Sakul Lenglakkul at the district office.
Mr. Ek said the district authorities and contractors have prepared tourist destination facilities, Covid-19 screening points and hygiene facilities for incoming visitors, in addition to arranging help desks. emergency in certain places to provide medical services.
Local tour guides have also been taught safety protocols to help tourists, Ek added.
The district office will appoint a committee to further organize a campaign to meet tourist demands.
Merasha Araam-arunsri, a member of the Betong Cafes and Restaurants Association, said local caterers were ready to welcome new visitors.
Most restaurants in the districts are SHA-plus qualified and offer 10% discount on food and beverages to Nok Air passengers.
Mayor Sakul added that Nok Air passengers will also get a 30-40% discount on hotels.