The reputation of Thailand as a destination has suffered lately due to the political troubles there. Despite the fact that on the whole holiday makers and the most popular tourist hot-spots were totally unaffected by the unrest, bookings are down. Now players in the travel industry are looking to find ways to get the world to fall in love with Thailand again.
The pick of the various promotions that are being offered at the moment has to be the groundbreaking link up between Bangkok Airways and UAE based Etihad Airways. The promotion is aimed squarely at those that live in Thailand but there are a number of ways that people from outside Thailand could benefit from it.
Here is how the offer breaks down. Passengers who book return flights to London as well as flights to Paris and other European destinations via the Abu Dhabi hub from Bangkok will qualify for free return domestic tickets within Thailand. This would be ideal for those looking to take an extended break and see the world.
On a standard tourist visa you can only remain in Thailand for 30 days. This offer would be a good way to make a virtue out of necessity, to see somewhere in Europe before returning to Thailand. Thailand is a large country, so taking internal flights makes a lot of sense. Some of the top destinations that will be covered by this offer are Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi and Phuket.