Government Policy

Tourism fee plan gets mixed reviews

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The Bangkok Post

Foreigners in Thailand have expressed mixed reactions to a government plan to collect a 300-baht tourism fee from April onwards. On Wednesday, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said a proposal to collect the fee from tourists under the Tourism and Sports Ministry’s tourism promotion plan is being considered. Foreigners coming to Thailand via air would have to pay 300 baht each, a fee that would be included in their plane ticket. Tourists who enter the kingdom via land or sea would have to pay the fee to immigration officials at the border. Mr Thanakorn said the money will be use…

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