TAT rolls out new QR code for travellers

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TAT offers QR payment at over 6,000 tourist locations, including Chiang Rai Temple in Lampang province.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its “Enjoy Local” campaign, offering QR code payment for tourists purchasing products and services at over 6,000 locations across the country.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the campaign is among the new schemes introduced under the TAT’s Amazing Thailand Go Local initiative.

The agency is working with Samart Digital Media Co to create a new travel application called Trippointz that enables tourists to obtain information and plan their holidays.

The application features attractive destinations, hotel rooms and restaurants, mostly in 55 secondary provinces promoted as new destinations by the TAT.

This move is aimed at encouraging locals and tourists to travel to secondary provinces. It will be more convenient for tourists to use the app when going to small provinces, Mr Yuthasak said.

He said the app also features a QR payment code that tourists can use to purchase services without cash.

The QR code in Trippointz can be used at over 6,000 locations but may not cover all services across all 55 provinces. However, the app’s usage will be extended to cover all 55 secondary provinces by early…

Read full article at Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism-and-transport/1445959/tat-rolls-out-new-qr-code-for-travellers. 

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