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The controversial 300-baht tourism fee is set to be reviewed by the Cabinet at the end of the month. They may decide to enact it, or postpone the implementation to a later date. But, according to the Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, the fee is not going away. He says it is already set in law and can’t be cancelled, just delayed. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is finishing up its study on the effects of the tourism fee. The final phase should be completed this week and is focused on collecting the fee on land entries […]

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"Nearly 90% of that will be earmarked to projects like catching Thailand up with universal accessibility designs for public facilities. This and other investments would raise the standard of tourism to be in line with other popular tourist destinations."

By public facilities do they mean more luxury watches for officials? 

Sorry I meant vacations homes. 

Actually a good compromise would be to have this enacted temporarily to fill up the coffers lost to unpaid insurance claims, then suspend when it's full. Wouldn't mind that. 

Moment they talk about public anything, guaranteed that money is lost. 

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It would be great IF the money raised was spent on the projects mentioned but sadly as we all know most if not all of it will end up in the pockets of corrupt officials. Not of course that this is only restricted to Thailand.

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