Government Announced Plans to Make 2025 Landmark Year for Tourism


The government has announced plans to make 2025 a landmark year for tourism, aiming to position Thailand as a premier destination with a series of cultural events, concerts, festivals, and an international motor racing series.

During a recent brainstorming session for the “Ignite Thailand: Tourism” strategy, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin highlighted the nation’s ambition to become a global hub across eight sectors, including tourism and the digital economy.

The prime minister emphasized the government’s commitment to enhancing the tourism experience, citing the introduction of temporary visa exemptions for visitors from several countries and a reciprocal visa exemption agreement with China as key initiatives. Efforts are also underway to secure visa-free travel arrangements with European Schengen area states, aiming to simplify access for international tourists.

To accommodate the anticipated influx of visitors, the government is focusing on infrastructure improvements and immigration system upgrades. Srettha mentioned that his discussions with Formula E executives during trips to Germany and France have sparked interest in hosting the electric-car racing championship in Thailand, with Chiang Mai province being considered as a potential venue.

Additionally, the central administration is leveraging Thailand’s cultural heritage to promote local products and crafts through partnerships with major retail business operators. The initiative, dubbed “Thainess Station: Thai Products Unify Thai Communities,” is set to showcase traditional Thai handicrafts in shopping malls and airports, enhancing the visibility of local communities’ work.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.