The Thai Cabinet Committee has approved four additional public holidays in 2022, going up from 19 to 23 days in order to have consecutive holidays to boost domestic tourism, deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Traisornkul stated this afternoon, November 4th.
The new holidays in 2022 are the Fridays of July 15th, July 29th, October 14th, and December 30th, resulting in about 4-5 consecutive days off each week.
The Deputy spokeswoman further stated that the decision was made by the government as they believed that the long holidays would potentially boost domestic tourism.
She stated to the press: “The consecutive long holidays, connected with the weekly holidays, can become a factor that stimulates domestic travel and the overall economy in Thailand, especially among business and tourism sectors that have been previously affected by the pandemic.
“It is also to support the country’s policy of opening up to and welcoming foreign tourists into the country,” Traisulee concluded.
In addition, the Cabinet also agreed to designate Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, as a public holiday for eastern provinces, including Chonburi, to honor King Taksin the Great.