Thailand‘s new strategy to lure in tourists is to dish out five-year visas to celebrities and influencers with large social media followings.
After Beijing dropped most of its Covid-19 travel regulations last month, Thailand is focussed on drawing back tourists from Hong Kong and China, who were Thailand’s No.1 tourists pre-pandemic.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes to attract 800,000 tourists from Hong Kong this year.
The TAT chose to give Thailand Privilege Cards to three celebrities from Hong Kong – Michelle Yim, Simon Yam and Roger Wu – in exchange for promoting Thailand’s tourism industry in China.
Governor of the TAT Yuthasak Supasorn says the three were selected for their unwavering support and…