Saturday, January 23, 2016


Thai tourist officials thought of charging tourists 360 baht maintenance fee

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants foreign tourists to pay 360 baht fee when they enter Thailand.

According to a report from Khaosod English, the proposed fee could go towards maintaining and improving tourists attractions, or to boost security.

In an interview with Voice TV, TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn suggested the fee would be collected as a "tourist attraction administration fee."

But TAT officials quickly changed their mind shorty after the interview was published online.

"This is not an official policy. It still needs additional study," TAT spokeswoman Sunantha Montri told Khaosod. "It's only an idea."

Source: Khaosod English, Coconuts Bangkok

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I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north. I love to blog during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun. I also write some stuff at The Pinoy Legacy. When not blogging, I make myself busy preparing for the zombie apocalypse.