TCT recognizes the importance of enhancing the capacity of the holistic tourism industry under the Travel Recovery Project and by partnering with IsWhere digital marketing platform technology, TCT members can instantly promote their services.
The Tourism Council of Thailand (“TCT”) President Chamnan Srisawat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore based IsWhere for use of IsWhere’s digital marketing platform for all its members to easily reach both domestic and international travellers and speed up travel recovery.
The Thai Government has announced the reopening of certain provinces to tourism over the next quarter and although there is a huge pent-up desire to travel, travellers are wary of committing to a destination not knowing how safe the Covid-19 situation is, and what services are open and available upon arrival. IsWhere digital marketing platform allows all Government Authorities, travel merchants and any other retail merchants to register their locations completely FREE informing tourists of the updated COVID safety situation in their shops and that they are open for business. The updated COVID and travel information on the IsWhere platform will provide comfort to potential travellers and increase the likelihood of them booking and travelling to Thai destinations.
TCT President Srisawat stated “This COVID-19 crisis has affected all business groups across the country. Tourism is a vital economic sector for Thailand and a speedy recovery is imperative to help members and the local community recover quickly. TCT recognizes the importance of enhancing the capacity of the holistic tourism industry under the Travel Recovery Project and by partnering with IsWhere digital marketing platform technology, TCT members can instantly promote their services. Members can make their own marketing content and invite customers to visit their shop via online”. President Srisawat is encouraging all TCT members to sign up and register for free on IsWhere.com and start promoting their business. IsWhere will not charge members for GP fees or OTA commissions from sales revenue, “No GP, No OTA” he exclaimed.
Phuket Tourism a member of TCT, which reopened under the Government Sandbox scheme on 1st July, is seeing a steady climb in inbound numbers and the Association is encouraging all its members to now register on IsWhere.com platform and begin marketing promotions for the upcoming high season to increase advance online bookings.
Likewise, TCT member - Thai Medical and Wellness Tourism Association, who’s members shops have been particularly severely hit by the COVID-19 business closure, are informing all its members about IsWhere digital marketing platform and President K. Prapa Wongphet stated: “better online promotion of medical and wellness tourism services and COVID-19 safety measures offered by our members' facilities will give confidence for travellers to stay longer and enjoy Thai hospitality as well as receiving medical treatments for health or beauty.”
Registration on the digital marketing platform is FREE for all Tourism Council members, who are also eligible for a special fifty percent discount in October, on digital promotions using IsWhere platform. Merchants from all travel and retail sectors – hotel, restaurants, Spa, wellness & medical, shopping etc., can run and manage their own unlimited online digital campaigns and advertise special deals and services for tourists from as low as Baht 1,500 per month per location, significantly lower than normal pay per click online ads and the high percentage OTA’s fees charged for bookings.
IsWhere has formed relationships with Huawei to reach its 600 million digital customers across the globe, and consumer digital marketing channels in Singapore and Taiwan where Thailand is a favourite travel destination search. Huawei also provides IsWhere multi-lingual capability, technology, and connectivity enhancements for international travellers.
Terence Mak, CEO/Founder of IsWhere said “Thailand is a global top tourist destination with lots to see and do for both foreign and local travellers. IsWhere is the only platform where Thai people across the country can find information and promotions for all types of businesses such as hotels, restaurants, food and beverage outlets, shopping, Health spa and massage shops and tourist attractions plus more than 42,000 Thai Buddhist temples across the country - including making online donations. The TCT deal is very timely as Thailand reopens and competes with many other countries to capture cautious travellers. IsWhere platform will allow travel merchants to digitally advertise and connect to both local and global travellers letting them know all is open, safe, and welcoming them to “rediscover Thailand’s beautiful destinations again”.