Tourism sector propose debt moratoria and electricity subsidy
Thailand’s Tourism Council is calling for the government to help revive the industry urgently, grant long-term debt moratoria, and cut power bills for a year.
Vice president of the council, Chamnan Srisawat said that they are to propose that the government ease their financial stress, minimize their expenditure, train workers new skills and seek more market opportunity to get through the current crisis.
Chamnan said the finance institutions can help borrowers reduce their financial burdens by deferring principle and interest repayment for 6 months to 1 year, or until the situation is better. He also proposed that the minimum electricity charge for medium-to-large business be scrapped until the end of this year, and co-pay for new graduate employees be started.
The council is also asking the government to come up with programs aimed at expanding the skills of tourism workers, to help them earn extra income, and to continue its domestic tourism campaign.
Chamnan said there should be a specific marketplace to serve domestic tourism, which the council is ready to oversee. Such a marketplace would be a one-stop channel for people to find all kinds of information related to travel in Thailand.