Slump shows govt must clean up tourism act

Slump shows govt must clean up tourism act

At this crucial time, government should take the opportunity to review tourism promotional policy and thus improve tourism management standards. (File photo)
At this crucial time, government should take the opportunity to review tourism promotional policy and thus improve tourism management standards. (File photo)

The sharp drop in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand in recent months has become a cause for concern for the Thai government. This is mainly because tourists from China have been the largest revenue contributors to the Thai tourism industry.

The government has come up with the idea to waive visa-on-arrival fees for tourists from 21 nations, particularly China, as a means to attract more visitors, and in particular, deal with a sharp decline in Chinese tourist numbers since July this year.

Soonruth Bunyamanee is editor, Bangkok Post.

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Soonruth Bunyamanee

Bangkok Post Editor

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Email : soonruthb@bangkokpost.co.th


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