Central Pattana joins hands with KLOOK to launch ‘City Bus Transfer’ providing shuttle bus services from centralwOrld – Central Village – Central Pattaya to support tourists and help spur economy
Bangkok – Central Pattana plc, Thailand’s number one real estate developer for sustainability and operator of Central shopping centers, community malls, residential projects and office buildings nationwide, is joining hands with KLOOK, a leading travel e-commerce platform, to continue boosting tourism by launching the ‘City Bus Transfer’ to provide a shuttle bus service from Bangkok to Pattaya to facilitate and fulfil the needs of foreign tourists.
Dr. Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Central Pattana plc, said: “According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), more than 6.4 million foreign tourists entered Thailand in the first quarter of 2023 attracting more than 2.5 billion baht in tourism revenue into the country. The top five foreign tourist nationalities visiting Thailand are from Malaysia, Russia, China, South Korea and India, and the TAT forecasts that Chinese tourists will rank first, with at least 5 million people visiting Thailand.
Bangkok is the most-searched destination, followed by Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Phuket. In order to support the increasing number of tourists visiting Thailand from around the world, Central Pattana is joining hands with KLOOK to offer space in our shopping centers in strategic locations that are very popular among tourists such as centralwOrld, Central Village and Central Pattaya to operate shuttle bus service points in order to facilitate transportation. The service is easy to book, fast and convenient, with a high level of safety.
This collaboration is part of the ‘Stimulate Spending & Spread Income’ strategy and highlights the role of our shopping centers as hubs that connect the retail and tourism ecosystem to complement the whole tourism system. We have designed the customer’s journey from the pre-arrival stage to the mall arrival stage, distributing income to all relevant parties in the ecosystem as well as boosting tourism in local communities in addition to neighboring provinces.”
Alex Wang, Business Development Director of KLOOK Thailand, said: “Tourists usually have to hire a car or take a bus from the bus station, which can be inconvenient for some. We want to facilitate these tourists with a shuttle bus service for Bangkok-Pattaya, and Central Pattana has a number of tourist malls that support these tourist cities.
The bus service is very convenient with ample space, comfortable seats and reliable drivers for a safe journey. The tickets can be conveniently purchased online and passengers can book and purchase a ticket on the day they wish to travel by simply confirming the order two hours in advance. Passengers can choose the travel package and date as they wish and they will receive additional privileges from participating shopping centers as follows:
- Become a member of The1 Tourist to get a Welcome Package (shops’ discount package) worth more than 3,000 baht, a premium gift of ‘Good Goods’ pouch and two hours free Wi-Fi.
- Get a glass of delicious herbal drink when spending 1,500 baht and up on shopping in the shopping centers.
- Fares for City Bus Transfer (per trip/person)
centralwOrld to Central Pattaya: 190 baht
Central Pattaya to centralwOrld: 190 baht
Central Pattaya to Central Village to centralwOrld: 190 baht
Find out more about activities, privileges and details at: https://www.klook.com/en-US/preview/activity/83758/
KLOOK is the world-leading travel activities and services booking platform with more than 30 million users per month and its visitors and users are from more than 20 countries around the world, in particular, APAC countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines, and India etc.