Central Department Store partners with TAT, airlines and hotels to welcome international tourists again

Centara Hotels is teaming up with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and partner airlines to introduce the “Tourist Welcome Package”, a shopping guide offering special privileges to tourists when traveling in Thailand.

As travel measures have been eased in Thailand after the COVID-19 situation improved, Central department store under Central Retail, Central mallsand Hotels in Centara partner with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and partner airlines to introduce ‘Tourist Hospitality Package’a shopping guide with special privileges for tourists when traveling in Thailand.

Thapanee Kiatphaibool, The Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing said: “Thailand is a travel landmark in Asia and has everything travelers are looking for. We have beautiful destinations, delicious food and places to shop. Before COVID-19, we had around 40 million international tourists a year, and once the surge subsides, with travel measures relaxed for inbound passengers, we expect to see around 10 million tourists this year, and many more in the following years. This is a good opportunity for Central Department Stores, Central Malls and Centara Hotels, in partnership with the private sector, to boost tourism and create a memorable experience to boost the Thai economy. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is delighted to support the activities of the Central Department Store in welcoming tourists to Thailand.

Tippamas KayseeMarketing Manager – Customer Segment, Wealth and Strategic Partnerships, Central Department Store under Central Retail, said, “After we came out of the big wave in Thailand and the rest of the world, people are more confident to travel, and the government has relaxed travel measures since July, making tourists want to come and travel more to Thailand. .In addition to our beautiful nature and cultural places, Thailand is a shopping paradise and a haven for relaxation.The central department stores are shopping destinations that foreign travelers trust, which is why we have worked with TAT and leading airlines such as Thai Airways, India’s Go First and Myanmar Airways (MAI) to introduce “Tourist Welcome Package” to provide special privileges for tourists such as up to 3,000 baht discount when you spend 30,000 baht at one of the 24 Central Department Stores in Thailand Central Department Store’s strength is our presence in Bangkok and major cities such as Phu ket, Chiang Mai, Samui and Pattaya. Beyond these privileges, we also offer special services to facilitate and entertain our customers, such as our Personal Shoppers who can speak multiple languages ​​to offer shopping advice and details on promotions, tax filing services for foreigners and free delivery to their hotels. This will boost tourism in Thailand and help the Thai economy recover.

Donlachanai Sutharomnasaid the head of International Shopper Central Pattana, “Fifteen central shopping centers nationwide have partnered with our tenants, such as fashion stores, restaurants and a Tops supermarket, as well as a central department store and other stores, to offer discounts and discounts. special privileges for tourists. The main partners of this project are more than 1,000 hotels in Thailand, domestic and international airlines, tourist platforms, tourist offices in Thailand and abroad, and other partners. Over the months, many malls are gradually rebounding such as Central World, Central Village and Central Phuket, which has been enjoying the benefits of Phuket Sandbox since the end of 2021.”

Pinida PettanagulManaging Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Centara Hotels and Resorts, said: “As tourism is now showing signs of recovery and people are traveling more, we are delighted to join the ‘Tourist Welcome Package’ in welcoming tourists back to Centara, a place of happiness for all. We have six brands different options for our resorts and hotels, from luxury resorts on private islands to affordable lifestyle destinations The Welcome Tourist Package offers special privileges to Centara customers, so they get better value for money We believe we will be able to provide them with a memorable experience and are ready to help boost tourism in Thailand as it regains momentum.

Phiromtis Thongthaem Na Ayutthaya, Team Leader – Product Marketing Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, said: “Thai Airways is Thailand’s national carrier that has been in the tourism industry for over 60 years. During COVID-19 we were heavily impacted, but now we are ready to resume full services to delight our passengers. We will grow strongly under our rehabilitation plan.There are external positive factors, such as the reopening of Thailand which invites both Thais and foreigners to travel, and Thai Airways adjusting our routes to meet the various needs of our passengers through route planning, fleet management and improved services to ensure that our passengers always feel safe and comfortable when traveling with us. partnership, we are delighted to once again support the growth of Thailand’s tourism and economy.This partnership is initially aimed at attracting travelers from India, Pakist year and Bangladesh before spreading to other countries covered by our routes.

Paul WuSenior General Manager & Regional Head South East Asia of Go First, said: “As first movers to Thailand in general, to Phuket in particular, and also inspired by our You Come First spirit, Go First is delighted to partner with Central Department Store Thailand, offering customers on all of its flights from India to Bangkok and Phuket, a memorable Signature Indian Hospitality experience and an amazing Thailand shopping experience at one of Thailand’s central department stores.”

Tanes KumarCommercial Director of Myanmar Airways International, “We are delighted to partner with Central Retail, one of the largest retail chains in Thailand, to further strengthen our goal of adding value to our customers and partners. This partnership allows us to expand our regional partnership footprint to serve our customers traveling with us.Additionally, as the largest carrier serving Myanmar and Thailand with currently 4-5 daily flights on the Yangon-Bangkok and Mandalay-Bangkok sectors, we believe that this partnership would bring a lot of value to Central Retail, driving traffic to their department stores across the country.”


With strong commitment and collaboration between Central Department Store, Central Shopping Malls, Centara Hotels, Tourism Authority of Thailand and partner airlines, “Tourist Welcome Package” shopping guide and special privileges for tourists are now ready to be enjoyed from today until December 31, 2022.