Single folks in Thailand have been invited to hope for love on a river cruise to 9 temples, one among a collection of matchmaking journeys designed to spice up home journey.
The nation’s tourism sector, which depends closely on worldwide guests, has appeared for novel methods to spice up income over current months. Thai Airways has launched flights that cruise over holy websites, put luggage comprised of life vests and slide rafts on sale, and opened an airline-themed cafe promoting inflight meals in Bangkok. It has additionally opened its Airbus and Boeing flight simulators to the general public.
“The continuing Covid-19 pandemic has modified journey behaviour and necessitates that we expect out of the field,” mentioned Yuthasak Supasorn, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
As a part of TAT’s pilot challenge, 100 single Thai travellers can be given a free ticket to a cruise alongside Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, taking in 9 temples. The journey can be hosted by the fortune-teller and feng shui knowledgeable Chang-Tosaporn Sritula, who will share tips about find out how to pay homage to Buddha and ask for blessings. TAT plans to run comparable tour routes round across the nation.
Thailand is the newest nation to supply matchmaking experiences in an try to spice up home journey. Final month, Taiwan EVA Airways introduced speed-dating flights that can take off over the Christmas interval, the place passengers will spend three hours within the air earlier than returning to floor for a two-hour date.
A number of different airways – together with Australia’s nationwide provider, Qantas, and Japan’s ANA – have provided “flights to nowhere” for individuals who miss the expertise of flying, although such journeys have been criticised by environmental campaigners.
Thailand, which welcomed 40 million vacationers final 12 months, has been virtually solely shut to overseas travellers, with some exceptions, since April.
Final week, the nation introduced that its borders would open once more to all travellers, however guests should spend 14 days quarantining in a delegated lodge.