Thailand boosts tourism with new NFT experience

NFTs have arrived in Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new travel-to-earn NFT experience for tourists. The “Amazing Thailand NFTs” program will reward tourists with non-fungible tokens for visiting and learning about the top destinations.

To participate, tourists must download the Yaks app, visit five major attractions and scan a QR code to claim their NFTs. The destinations are Ancient City, China Town, Giant Swing, Siam Square and Wat Arun. There are 3,999 Amazing Thailand NFTs in each location. And they are available until December 14, 2022.

Tourists can collect one NFT per person, per location, each unlocking different offers and benefits. Benefits include discounts on travel, lodging, food and beverage, and more. To qualify, tourists must collect at least three NFTs – one from three different locations.

The TAT also welcomes tourists with an NFT on arrival. Tourists can claim one of 3,999 NFTs at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at the TAT information desk on the second floor, Gate 3. But with millions of visitors each year, it won’t be long before they run out.

While Thailand is already one of the most popular destinations in the world, the TAT gives tourists another reason to visit: great Thailand NFTs.

Cocountries and cities that turn to the Metaverse

Besides Thailand, we’ve seen several countries and cities make a home in the metaverse. They have developed Web3 strategies, released NFT collections, created virtual worlds and more. At Rarity Sniper, we covered the top moves from real-world places in the metaverse.

Here are the three biggest stories:

First, Tuvalu turned to the metaverse to escape climate change. Rising sea levels threaten to destroy the island country, and Tuvalu sees the metaverse as a way to preserve its history and culture in some form. It announced its intentions at the COP27 climate summit.

Subsequently, Dubai shared its reverse plans. As part of a new Web3 strategy, the city plans to add 40,000 virtual jobs and $1 billion to its economy within five years. The initiative will focus on the growth of the tourism, retail, education, healthcare, remote work and more economic sectors.

Miami Gardens also launched a virtual city. In partnership with CEEK VR, the City of Miami Gardens has recreated itself in the metaverse for residents and prospective travelers to explore. The Miami Garden Metaverse Experience aims to increase access to the city and inspire the next generation to build with the latest Web3 technologies. It is believed to be one of the first true cities to enter the metaverse.

With all the changes we’ve seen cities and countries make in the metaverse, it’s clear Web3 is here to stay, even if Thailand’s tourists will only be passing through.

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