Several leading figures in the government including Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attended a meeting to discuss the reopening of Thailand to tourism at the Regent Cha-Am on Wednesday (Sept 23).
Also in attendance in the meeting chaired by Prayuth were interior minister Anupong Paojinda, labout minister Suchart Chomklim, tourism and sports minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan and Tourism Authority of Thailand chief Yutthasak Suphasorn.
Yet despite this wealth of intelligence and forward planning very little was decided if a report by Daily News was anything to go by.
They only quoted Prayuth as having said anything.
He praised work being done in Phetchaburi to attract tourists, spoke of vaccine being on the way and not to worry, urged hotels to prepare for the new normal and talked about the new buzzword when it comes to Covid-19 “universal protection”. Sandbox got a cursory mention, too.
Though one nugget appeared out of step with the standard meeting rhetoric.
Prayuth said that in the future he did not envisage Thailand having a low and a high season for tourism.
There were just going to be tourists – domestic or foreign – year round in his view of the future.
Why this should be the case Prayuth either did not elaborate or Daily News did not report.