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A 300-baht tourism fee which was set to be introduced from April 1 now looks likely to be postponed. Implementation is expected to be pushed out by around 2 months, although tourism operators have said they’d like to see the idea ditched completely, at least while the sector is fighting to survive the pandemic. However, Thailand’s tourism minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, says the National Tourism Policy Committee supports the creation of a tourism fund, paid for by the new fee, and the next step would be proposing it to the cabinet. Once it receives cabinet approval, details of how it will […]

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And that Gent's sums up the Thai Government. One day their visitor numbers have shown to be Sluggish ie no one is coming. On the same day another minister ignores what Tourism chiefs are telling them and they're insisting on taking money from potential tourists.

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