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Thailand Nightclubs: Late Nights, More Fun, More Tourists!
The Thai government has significantly extended business hours for nightclubs and entertainment venues, starting from December 15.
Thailand is making extra efforts for a lucrative tourist season, providing visa-free access for Indian and Chinese citizens and now introducing more arrangements for enjoyment in nightclubs.
The Thai government has significantly extended business hours for nightclubs and entertainment venues, starting from December 15. This change will bring a new energy to popular tourist destinations like Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and Samui. Thailand's government has been actively working to revitalize the tourism industry, which suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a bid to boost tourism, the Thai government has granted permission to keep clubs and entertainment hotspots open for an extra two hours. Now, revelers can enjoy nightlife until 4 am. These changes will be implemented in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and Samui.
Business and Revenue:
The government's decisions align with Prime Minister Shretha Thavisin's perspective to encourage economic development. Thailand is facing economic challenges compared to other regional countries. In actively finding ways to revive its vital tourism industry, the government had earlier waived visa requirements for Indian and Chinese tourists in September.
Tourism Figures and Estimates:
During the current year, Thailand has welcomed 24.5 million foreign tourists so far, with an estimated total of 28 million by the year-end. While this is a significant figure, it falls short of the pre-pandemic 2019 record of 39.9 million arrivals, which included 11 million tourists from China. This year, the government anticipates only 3.5 million arrivals from China.