Due to the outbreak of the novel corona virus 2019 (COVID-19), all travels from around the world are halted which directly affects the tourism industry. Therefore, welcoming foreign tourists back into the country is a necessary tactic for the Thai tourism sector to survive. Building confidence in welcoming tourists back is worth the risk of increasing the number of cases in Thailand as it will benefit the economy, but only if there are proper management measures. One of such management tools is entering the state quarantine at hotels which are a member of the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). For that reason, facilitating tourists’ journey starting from before entering Thailand, to during quarantine processes and post-quarantine traveling in Thailand, is a chance to create and provide the Happy Quarantine time.
Therefore, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced a project named “Amazing Thailand Happy Quarantine” which aims to present tourism products and services, including various activities that ensure safety and relaxing quarantine to tourists. The project has come up with many activities, one of which is making 4,000 sets of the Happy DIY Set. It is a gift set handing out to quarantined tourists to create and make their own unique DIY set. There are 5 sets in total: 1) Benjarong cup, 2) hyacinth sandals, 3) face mask with Phuket pearls strap, 4) face mask with blue thread spool strap, and 5) Krajood bag. The TAT has given the first 200 Happy DIY Sets to the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on the past December 18, 2020.