Most support govt's travel incentives: poll

Most support govt's travel incentives: poll

The government’s 50-50 co-payment scheme has been popular with street food vendors and local eateries. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)
The government’s 50-50 co-payment scheme has been popular with street food vendors and local eateries. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

A majority of people agree with the government's measures to stimulate domestic travel and the economy, according to a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

The poll was conducted online on March 29-April 1 on 1,265 people throughout the country.

The respondents were first asked how often they travelled for leisure before and after the outbreak of Covid-19. Before the outbreak, 39.37% said they travelled two or three times a month; 25.69% once a month; and 12.25% two or three times a month. After the outbreak, 59.29% did not travel at all; 24.74% travelled two or three times a month; and 6.40% only once a month.

Asked how often they travelled inside the country for leisure after the government introduced travel incentive programmes, 37.94% said two or three times a month; 31.46% did not travel at all; and 16.36%  only once a month.

Asked what travel stimulus programmes they were satisfied with, 80.47% chose special holidays; 79.13% the "eat, shop and spend" scheme; 67.67% "We travel together"; 67.58% the "tour, tiew, Thai" scheme; and 63.25% the "kamlangjai" package tour programme.

Asked what they thought could encourage domestic travel, 63.40% said it was up to themselves, their families and friends; 48.93% cited longer holidays; 47.89% the reduction of Covid-19 infections; 47.57% promotions offerred by hotels and airlines; and 45.98% their own savings.

Asked whether they agreed with the overall domestic travel stimulus measures taken by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic, 75.18% said "yes"; 15.42% were uncertain; and 9.40% said "no".

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (2)

FTX missing billions remain a mystery

Mystery continues to shroud the missing billions at the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX after its disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried denied trying to perpetrate a fraud while admitting to grievous managerial errors.

1 Dec 2022

CJ Express weighs B18-billion IPO

CJ Express Group Co, the retail chain founded by the energy drink tycoon Sathien Setthasit, is considering an initial public offering to raise at least 18 billion baht, according to people familiar with the matter.

1 Dec 2022

UK royals show ruthlessness in race row

LONDON: The timing could not have been worse for Britain's royal family, not long after one racial reckoning involving Prince Harry and ahead of a new publicity blitz from the maverick "spare heir".

1 Dec 2022