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 its 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 at each location. And they’ll be available until December 14th, 2022.
Tourists can collect one NFT per person, per location, with each unlocking different offers and benefits. Benefits include discounts for travel, lodging, food and beverages, and more. To be eligible, tourists must collect at least three NFTs — one from three different locations.
The TAT is also welcoming tourists with an NFT upon arrival. Tourists can claim one of 3,999 NFTs in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at the TAT information counter on the second floor, Gate 3. But with millions of visitors each year, it won’t be long until they run out.
Even though Thailand’s already one of the most popular destinations in the world, the TAT’s giving tourists yet another reason to visit: amazing Thailand NFTs.
Countries and Cities Turning to the Metaverse
Other than Thailand, we’ve seen various countries and cities making a home in the metaverse. They’ve developed Web3 strategies, released NFT collections, created virtual worlds, and more. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered the top moves of 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 are threatening 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.
Next, Dubai shared its metaverse 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 growing the economic sectors of tourism, retail, education, healthcare, remote work, and more.
Also, Miami Gardens launched a virtual city. In partnership with CEEK VR, the city of Miami Gardens recreated itself in the metaverse for residents and future 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’s believed to be one of the first real-life cities to enter the metaverse.
With all the moves we’ve seen cities and countries make in the metaverse, it’s clear that Web3’s here to stay, even if Thailand’s tourists will only be passing through.