“Hat Yai 5 Surprises in 5 Weeks” Invites Tourists to Enjoy Great Discounts & Special Deals

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Bangkok, April 24, 2012 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has joined together with the public and private sectors in Songkhla to roll out the “Hat Yai 5 Surprises in 5 Weeks” campaign to stimulate the local tourism sector.  

The campaign, which kicked off on 16 April and runs until 20 May, 2012, offers special deals and great discounts for visitors to Hat Yai across five categories, which are airlines, accommodations, entertainment, foods & drinks, and department stores.

“Hat Yai is one of the key tourist destinations in southern Thailand, attracting thousands of visitors throughout the year.  The TAT is confident that this special campaign will bring in Thai and international visitors alike, bolstering the tourism sector and benefitting local businesses. It’s rare to see such widespread discounts on everything tourists want when they visit a destination.  We invite everybody to take advantage of this campaign to enjoy a holiday in Hat Yai,” said Mr Suraphon Svetrasreni, Governor of the TAT.

Under the “Hat Yai 5 Surprises in 5 Weeks” campaign, leading department stores in the city including Central, Diana, Odian, and Robinson, are offering 50-70% discounts.  Twenty hotels in Hat Yai are offering 10-30% discounts, while food & beverages are widely available at 10-15% discounts.

Thai Airways International is offering a special ticket price of 2,500 Baht (VAT included) on four flights between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Hat Yai (TG 231, TG 232, TG 233, and TG 234) until end of May 2012.  Meanwhile, Nok Air is offering a 100 Baht price reduction for all Hat Yai flights (DD 7102, DD 7103, DD 7104, and DD 7105) until May 21, 2012.

Among entertainment options, Hat Yai Ice Dome is offering 50% discounts until the end of April 2012. Songkhla Zoo and Water Park has reduced admissions by 20% until May 20, 2012.