AOT braces for Lunar New Year festive rush

AOT braces for Lunar New Year festive rush

Visitors are anticipated to increase by 20 %.

AOT braces for Lunar New Year festive rush
On Tuesday, the Suvarnabhumi aircraft welcomes a large influx of visitors. According to the Thai Tourism Authority, 34.4 billion baht will be made during the Chinese New Year holiday, an increase of 30 % from 2023. Somchai Poomlard ( picture )

According to Airports of Thailand ( AOT ), foreign arrivals are anticipated to sharply rise over the Chinese New Year holiday.

As Thailand has now completely reopened to foreign tourists, AOT producer Kirati Kijmanawat predicted yesterday that the number of travelers entering the nation will increase by 206 % compared to the same time last year.

He claimed that the government’s visa-free scheme for visitors from nations like China has significantly boosted the industry.

Tourists from China and Kazakhstan are permitted to stay in Thailand for 30 days without a visa through February 29.

While Indian and Chinese tourists may also like a 30-day remain until May 10, Russian card holders can be in Thailand for 90 days until April 30.

A mutual visa-free program was agreed upon by China and Thailand on January 28 and will go into effect on March 1.

According to the agreement, those with appropriate, regular Thai passports as well as Chinese citizens with regular passport and public affairs are free from visa requirements for up to 30 days when entering, exiting, or transiting another country.

In order for individuals to examine in up to six hours in advance, Mr. Kirati added that self-check-in shops had been set up at AOT’s six global terminals: Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai. According to Mr. Kirati, Suvarnabhumi has 210 self-check-in restaurants while 50 are available at Don Mueang. Adding people can save time and avoid lengthy lines because the company just takes a few minutes.

According to him, the self-check-in system is used by about 17 % of passengers, and AOT intends to increase that number to 50 %.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin paid a surprise visit to the Suvarnabhumi airports on Monday and gave authorities instructions to expedite traveler multiculturalism and baggage claim processes.

Eventually, Mr. Srettha posted a message on Twitter advising travelers to procrastinate less time to collect their belongings and to pass through immigration in no more than 30 days. His visit came before the nation’s terminals and aviation industry were scheduled to begin improvements in March.