Thai discuz Thai, a discuz app from the Philippines, is not arriving in Ireland anytime soon, according to the app’s developer, the Thai Ministry of Culture.
Thai discuuz, an app developed by a company in Singapore, has already been downloaded over 150,000 times and has been used by Thai residents in countries such as Thailand and Malaysia, according the Ministry of Tourism.
It said discuz Thaian, which launched in the Philippines last year, was developed to provide an alternative for the vast majority of Thailand’s population to find a way to buy or trade items from overseas.
“This app will be available in Thailand starting from November 20,” Tourism Minister Paiboon Khon said.
Discuz Thailand is based in Singapore.
Dublin-based discuz has partnered with the Ministry and is expected to start accepting payments from November.
The app is designed to provide a better user experience by letting users easily find and purchase merchandise overseas and then exchange them with friends and family members in Thailand.
It has been downloaded more than 150,0000 times in its first year of operation and has already helped Thai consumers acquire more than 1,200 products including luxury brands, designer brands and cosmetics.
Dubai-based Nifty Media has also partnered with Thaiai to develop the app.
Dubris International Airport Authority, which oversees Dublin Airport, said the app would be used to offer free services at the airport.
“Dublin Airport will be the first airport in the world to offer the Discuz Thai app, which is the most popular mobile payment app for Thais,” said spokesman Simon Golan.
Dubreese Tourism Authority, Dublin’s tourism agency, said it was also working with Thais to offer Discuz Thais as an alternative to the Thais only digital wallet.
“Discuz Thai is the best way to transfer money and purchase products between Thais and foreigners,” said Tourism Authority spokesman Sam Nelas.
“We are working with the Discuthas team to develop this app in order to provide seamless services to travellers and our customers,” he added.
Discuthas will also be providing services in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.