New platform launched to sell Thailand tours and activities to Indian tourists

ToastTicket a response to post-demonetisation India and FIT trend

Thai Destination, which operates in the Indian outbound market, has launched to respond to India’s move towards a cashless society and the global trend towards independent travel.

The platform helps travellers plan their trips to Thailand by browsing and booking tickets for activities and attractions such as waterparks and performances.

ToastTicket a response to post-demonetisation India and FIT trend

The platform also offers a special selection of day and multi-day tour packages to destinations like Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai.

Designed by Singapore travel technology firm Smart Travel Global, the web application allows travellers to access information on activities and adjust their travel plans and itineraries, with options to cancel the booking within 24 hours and to instantly make payment via smartphones.

Natwalai Niankhao, CEO of Thai Destination and Smart Travel Global PTE, is confident of the continued growth of Indian outbound travel, which numbered 20 million in 2017. Of these, seven per cent travelled to Thailand.

While the Indian market is still “not popular for travel business operators” in the destination, Thai Destination said in a statement that it expects the technology, worth nearly 10 million baht (US$303,301) in investments, to enhance the company’s fully integrated travel services and eventually triple the total revenue.

Natwalai said: “We have been operating in the Indian market for more than nine years, so we understand the needs and behaviours of Indian consumers. Moreover, Thailand remains one of the top destinations for Indian travellers and there is tremendous room to grow more.”

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