Grab recently partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote local tourism through the campaign Grab Xi, which is designed to offer Grab’s users an authentic grassroots travel experience at 25 local community attractions in five cities at a discounted price.
Travellers can apply special promo codes to receive special discounts up to Bt150 to Bt250 off unlimited rides. The local tourism promotion campaign runs through September 30 and covers emerging community attractions in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani (Samui).
“While these destinations are already welcoming a large number of tourists every year, the ‘Grab Xi’ campaign will not only open doors to even more opportunities for the local communities with their unique charms but will also distribute income to the local people. This initiative forms part of Grab’s continued effort to improve the livelihood of the community and support income increase for sustainable growth. We hope to be able to expand this campaign to other provinces in the near future,” said Tarin Thaniyavarn, country head of Grab Thailand.
Travellers can participate in the Grab Xi campaign by selecting their destination as ‘TAT x Grab’ then choose the listed local destination in their province and add the promo code. For participating local community attractions in Bangkok and Pattaya, use the promo code ‘AMAZING’ to get a maximum Bt150 discount per ride. For Phuket, Krabi and Samui, use the promo code ‘THAITAY’ to get Bt250 maximum discount per ride. The promo codes can be used for unlimited rides throughout the campaign.
“To support the growth of domestic travel sector, TAT focuses on encouraging Thai travellers to visit local attractions. The initiative to promote these emerging destinations is one of our strategies to drive the economy, and tourism income, which is recognised as a major contributor to grassroots economies. To bring our strategic vision to life, an efficient transportation system is essential to the infrastructure required to ensure tangible growth for the local tourism sector, as it provides travellers with convenience,” said Noppadon Pakprot, deputy governor of TAT.
The local attractions are as follow;
Bangkok: Kudi Chin Community, Talat Noi, Baan Bart Community Village, Baan Bu Bronzework Community and Bang Kachao.
Pattaya: Pattaya Floating Market, Baan Chakngeaw Chinese Market, Na Kluea 100-Year Market, The Sanctuary of Truth and Khao Phra Tamnak.
Phuket: Thalang Cultural Village, Baan Kanaen, Ko Sirey Community, Phuket Old Town, Agritourism at Bang Rong and Mai Khao Beach.
Krabi: Krabi Walking Street, Khao Khanab Nam Caves, Ko Klang Baan Nateen Community and Tiger Cave Temple.
Samui: Wat Khunaram, Dusit Dhewa, Big Buddha Temple, Ko Fan, Wat Lamai Folklore Museum and Fisherman’s Village.
For more information, visit www.Grab.com/th/blog/tatxgrab/, Facebook.com/GrabTH or call the Grab Call Centre at (02) 021 2500.