Coronavirus: Thailand approves $1 bln domestic tourism stimulus

People are seen at a beach in Hua Hin, Thailand, on June 13, 2020.
People are seen at a beach in Hua Hin, Thailand, on June 13, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's cabinet approved on Tuesday (June 16) a domestic tourism package worth 22.4 billion baht (S$1 billion) to revitalise a key sector hit by the coronavirus pandemic, an official said.

The package will offer incentives for medical personnel and health volunteers as well as the general public to travel in the country, deputy government spokesman Rachada Dhnadirek told Reuters.