Visitors to Thailand this high season should make it a
point to ask their travel agents and tour operators for a “Miracle Thailand
Card” to help them take advantage of discounted shopping during their stay.
TAT Governor Suraphon
Svetasreni said the TAT is supporting this initiative, launched by one of
Thailand’s leading banks, the Krung Thai Bank (KTB), in partnership with the
Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), to help all visitors get better
value for money from their shopping experience.
Offered as part of a campaign
entitled, “Miracle Thailand Card for the Miracle Journey in Thailand” , the
card is valid for use from now until December 31, 2012. This will make it
perfect for those planning to do their shopping for the Christmas and New
Year period while in Thailand.
“Thailand is known as a
shopping paradise and this card will help visitors stretch the value of
their shopping dollar, especially when purchasing traditional Thai gift
items such as arts and crafts, Thai silk, ceramics, paintings, homeware, and
furnishings,” said Governor Suraphon.
He added the Miracle Thailand
card could also be of great use to convention and exhibition delegates
visiting Thailand during the period of validity.
The Miracle Thailand Card is
available from Krung Thai Bank branches, KTB currency exchange booths
throughout Thailand, members of the Association of Thai Travel Agents
(ATTA), and other travel agents in Thailand, as well as some Tourism
Authority of Thailand offices. Purchasers have to register the card on the
It functions as a debit card
with a minimum stored value of US$3. The amount can be topped up at any KTB
branch or KTB currency exchange booth throughout Thailand. Cardholders are
advised to make a one time top-up to avoid exchange rate variations. Any
remaining amount will be refunded upon surrendering the card at any KTB
branch when departing Thailand.
Exclusive discounts of 5 to
70% from more than 400 brand-name stores at the top shopping centers in
Bangkok: Siam Paragon, The Mall, The Emporium, Siam Piwat Group, MBK Centre,
Siam Centre, Siam Discovery Centre, and Paradise Park.
King Power: 10% discount at
King Power duty free shop. Siam Niramit: 10% discount on show tickets. Siam
Park City: Only 750 Baht from 1,150 Baht (normal price) for both the
entrance fee ticket and a buffet, when purchasing a minimum of park tickets.
Personal Accident Insurance
valid for the first seven days after registration of the card.
Life insurance and
loss-of-sight coverage of up to 1,000,000 Baht and travel accident medical
expense coverage of up to 500,000 baht, and First Aid Medical Expenses of up
to 10,000 Baht. No advanced payment is required for First Aid Medical
Expenses at any 260 high standard hospitals throughout Thailand.
· No surcharge for cash
withdrawals from any ATM machines in Thailand, which helps save the cash
withdrawal surcharge of up to 150 Baht usually levied by credit cards.
· Automatic 5% discount upon
showing the Miracle Thailand Card when buying normally-priced products in
Power Mall, Gourmet Market, Home Fresh Mart (except Pharmacy, Wine Cellar,
Food Hall, Food Court, Take Home, Park Food Hall, Serviced Shop and rental
shops). The 5% discount applies even if cardholders pay by cash or regular
For further information,
please visit the Miracle Thailand Card page at Krung Thai Bank. (TAT)