Grand Sale goes digital

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: For the first time, the annual Visa Thailand Grand Sale goes digital as the flagship inbound programme gets a mobile-first revamp.

Visa Thailand Grand Sale 2017 was officially launched earlier this month by Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Visa country manager, Thailand Suripong Tantiyanon and Tourism Authority of Thailand deputy governor for tourism products and business Noppadon Pakprot.

However details of the new digital features were released, Wednesday, that opens shopping for the first time to the mobile online experience.

Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (centre), Noppadon Pakprot (right), deputy governor for tourism products and business, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Suripong Tantiyanon (left), Visa country manager Thailand launch Visa Thailand Grand Sale 2017.

Visa cardholders can simply sign up by scanning a QR code at more than 7,000 merchant locations nationwide.

To claim the offers, cardholders simply present the code or screen capture with merchants.

Visa cardholders who register via QR Code on a mobile website receive welcome gifts, discounts, exclusive privileges, and chances to enter a lucky draw to win prizes including free return air tickets and up to seven-night stays at selected destinations in Thailand.

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Customers with internationally issued Visa cards who registered upon arrival at the airport will receive a welcome pack consisting of a complimentary SIM card with Wi-Fi access, Grab ride worth THB100, and a complimentary drink at Coffee World.

More than 50 leading retailers in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket take part in Visa Thailand Grand Sale, which runs through to 31 August.

In Bangkok, Visa Thailand Grand Sale is present in three shopping and dining clusters: Downtown Bangkok from Siam to Asoke; Along the Chaophraya River at River City and Asiatique; and outer Bangkok on Bangna and Ramintra.

Offers extend to popular online shopping websites: Lazada Thailand and Sephora.

Visa Country Manager, Thailand Suripong Tantiyanon, said: “Having served millions of visitors to Thailand over the past 20 years, this platform has been revamped to meet the changing travel needs and behaviour. This year it has been renamed “Visa Thailand Grand Sale” from “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale” in partnership with TAT’s Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise programme.”

For every THB1,000 spent with Visa during the campaign, cardholders will receive a ticket to enter a lucky draw. There are 10 prizes, each including two return air tickets and a maximum of seven-night stay at one of the programme’s destinations. Five prizes are for international Visa cardholders and the other five are for participants with Thailand-issued Visa cards.