Thailand, March 22, 2012 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Krungthai Bank to issue the Miracle Thailand Card, a special debit card for foreign visitors to Thailand. The card reduces the need for travellers to carry cash during their holiday in the Kingdom. It also offers extra value in the form of discounts at leading shopping malls and tourist spots, as well as medical and life insurance coverage in case of an accident.
The MOU signing ceremony took place with representatives from the TAT and Krungthai Bank, as well as the Director of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) and other partner organizations attending the event.
“The ‘Miracle Year of Amazing Thailand 2012’ is a special campaign to celebrate three special Royal occasions, which are the 7th Cycle of HM the King’s Birthday on December 5, 2011; HM the Queen’s 80th Birthday on 12 August 2012; and HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th Birthday on July 28, 2012. The Miracle Thailand Card will help ensure visitors who come to Thailand during this auspicious year enjoy greater convenience and have fewer worries while they are here,” said TAT Governor Mr Suraphon Svetasreni.
Travellers can use the Miracle Thailand Card to buy goods and withdraw cash from ATMs anywhere in Thailand without any charges. Special discounts are offered when using the Miracle Thailand Card at leading shopping malls and tourist spots such as The Mall, Emporium, Siam Paragon, Paradise Park, MBK Center, King Power Duty Free, Siam Park, Siam Niramit, and Safari World.
The Miracle Thailand Card is an electronic cash card similar to a debit card. International travellers can buy the card when they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at the ATTA counter, or at any Krungthai Bank Currency Exchange booth. The basic card costs 100 Baht, which includes 7-day personal accident insurance of up to 10,000 Baht for outpatient treatment, 500,000 baht for inpatient treatment, and life insurance of 1 million baht. The card can be topped up anytime at any Krungthai Bank Currency Exchange booth up to a maximum value of 30,000 Baht. Travellers can also extend the period for insurance coverage at any Krungthai Bank Currency Exchange booth.
More details about the Miracle Thailand Card are available from the Krungthai Bank at the www.ktb.co.th, or by calling Krungthai Bank on 0-2208-8280.
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