TAT hopes to present revamped Thailand Elite Card project to Cabinet by end of May



BANGKOK, 16 May 2012  – The Thai tourism authority is hopeful to present the revamped Thailand Elite Card project for the Cabinet to review very soon.


Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor Wilaiwan Tawitsri said on Tuesday that the TAT’s work on the operational restructuring of Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited (TPC), which is in charge of the Thailand Elite Card project, is nearing completion.

Ms. Wilaiwan stated that the result of the revamp is expected to be ready for presentation to Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Chumpol Silapa-archa on May 29th.

She said that, by meeting the expected deadline, Mr. Chumpol will be able to present all information for the Cabinet to consider, in hopes of receiving an 80-million-baht emergency budget for the TPC to continue its operation until the end of December 2012.

The TAT Deputy Governor conceded that, if the to-be-proposed project receives a Cabinet approval, a new budget of 200 million baht will likely be acquired to pursue further upgrade of the company.