Tourism and Sports Ministry targets 10m high-season trips

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Domestic passengers wait at Thai Vietjet Air’s check-in counter at Suvarnabhumi airport in September, after the lockdown was lifted. (Photo by Dusida Worrachaddejchai)

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has committed to pushing for 10 million domestic trips per month during high season following the cabinet’s approval of more financial aid measures yesterday.

After the government lifted the lockdown in the second quarter, the number of domestic trips gradually picked up from merely 90,000 in April to 8.5 million in September, but has yet to cross the 10-million-trip threshold despite government stimulus schemes.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said improved scenarios are expected the last two months of this year, the high season for the domestic market, while measures approved by…

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