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Long holiday

Four-day weekend gets nod to boost tourism

AUGUST 11 has been approved as an extra public holiday in a bid to boost tourism and stimulate public spending, the National Council for Peace and Order's spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvari announced yesterday.

By making August 11 an official holiday, the public would have a four-day weekend on the occasion of the 82nd birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on August 12.

The additional day off, proposed to NCPO by the Tourism and Sports Ministry, is expected to encourage people to go on trips and hence boost tourism

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