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Mastercard ties up with Tourism Authority of Thailand to draw more tourists from India

Mastercard is enabling digital payments across over one million acceptance points in Thailand. It has named Bangkok the top travel destination in the world in its Global Destination Cities Index 2019.

By Evelyn Ratnakuma

 

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Thailand is the usual answer for a quick and affordable overseas beach holiday for Indians. And making it even easier is Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which has declared free visa on arrival for tourists from India until April 2020.

 

The country’s tourism authority has also tied up with Mastercard to enable digital payments for a more experiential visit for Indian tourists. Mastercard data pegs January, May, and December to be the preferred travel months for Indian tourists to Thailand. Further, it has noted a 20 percent increase in the amount of spends done via cashless transactions in Thailand in 2018-19.

 

Thailand’s capital city Bangkok tops Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index 2019 as the world’s best travel destination, a spot the city has occupied for four years in a row. Manasi Narasimhan, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, South Asia, Mastercard, told YourStory,

Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2019/12/mastercard-tourism-authority-thailand-tat-indian-tourists

 

-- YOUR STORY 2019-12-06

 

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One day i tried to get cash money on my mastercard at the yellow bank in BKK and all 4 atm's went on tilt..the bank said i couldn't get cash on my mastercard so i went to BKK-bank, got cash on that card and went back to yellow bank to show them.

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6 hours ago, nev said:

I would hazard a guess that 90% of Indians don't have or not able to obtain a credit card, So the rich 10% is who they are targeting?. 

Well 10% is still 130 million people..

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11 hours ago, Thian said:

Well 10% is still 130 million people..

Yes indeed, but the Indians I see in Pattaya are not from the 10% more like from the 90% I stated punching above their weight.😏

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In all the places in Thailand I have been where there are Indian tourists none had the flair and presence of people who are the top 10%.  And in some cases they had a smell more associated with the bottom 1%.  In one case whilst shopping for clothes at BoBae Tower one Indian bloke walk past me and I almost gagged!  It was the worse body odour I have ever experienced.  🤢

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Keep betting on the Chinese and Indians, you'll see what you'll have!
Good tourists have disappeared and will never come back!
Start removing <deleted>, it's much more important than all your unnecessary attempts!

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Let thailand keep dreaming about Indians spending money in thailand it might sink in one day that they do not spend money they are arrogant and they smell , as the free sample of perfume spray they used in the duty free in bangkok airport as worn off , they are light fingered as well .

 

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Bottom of the barrel marketing.  I guess the have few other choices now...

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Just now, Isaan sailor said:

Bottom of the barrel marketing.  I guess they have few other choices now...

 

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Great . Now indians will spend another hour arguing at the markets wanting to pay with a master card after spending first hour trying to drop the price on 20 baht pair of socks 

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