Two of the region’s leading travel and lifestyle platforms, airasia.com and Agoda, are joining forces to launch a special campaign to support the government’s initiative to stimulate domestic travel in Thailand.
The collaboration between airasia.com and Agoda highlights the importance of tourism as a key driver of economic growth in Thailand.
Karen Chan, CEO of airasia.com said, “We are excited that through this partnership, we can leverage the strength of both brands to support local tourism, which is vital for many local businesses facing significant challenges at this time. We are proud to play our part by showing how the private sector can work together to restore the travel industry in a safe and responsible way to benefit consumers, tourism and the economy.”
She added, “Domestic tourism is key to stimulating the economic recovery in Thailand, from small-,medium- to large-sized businesses. AirAsia is now much more than just an airline and is emerging as a leading one-stop travel and lifestyle platform in the region. We are thrilled to join forces with Agoda to support the government in boosting tourism by continuing to provide the best value flights, accommodation and travel deals to help the industry bounce back as fast as possible.”
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Programs at Agoda, Damien Pfirsch said, “This initiative with airasia.com will help Thai travellers explore more of their country, whether it’s vibrant Bangkok, picturesque Chiang Mai or idyllic beaches in Krabi. With even better flight and accommodation deals, people can also travel further by easily flying to destinations less travelled rather than spending longer hours driving.
“As one of the largest digital travel platforms in Thailand with thousands of local hotels on our site, we want to help travellers get the best value, and partnerships like this one help us to do so while spreading tourism spending across the Kingdom,” added Damien Pfirsch.
Thai AirAsia has resumed all 23 of its domestic destinations as of July 2020, including regional connections Chiang Mai-Hat Yai, Chiang Mai-Pattaya (U-Tapao), Hat Yai-Pattaya (U-Tapao) and Khon Kaen-Hat Yai, flying a total 25 routes and operating 67 return flights a day.
As the airline providing the most domestic flights and capacity in Thailand, AirAsia continues to work closely with the government, industry and tourism partners to stimulate travel in the region. Including the “We Travel Together” project which has been developed to support policy from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and means travellers can receive 40% cashback up to 1,000 THB per person per seat (limited to 2 million privileges for the campaign).