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Russian tour firms banned from operating on Phuket for five years

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Nightlife in Patong, Phuket

Bangla Road and nightlife of Patong Beach, Phuket. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

SIX RUSSIAN tour firms have been banned from operating on Phuket for five years because they were “zero baht” agencies, a new committee overseeing tourism on the island heard today.

The Supporting Phuket Tourism Committee listened as Phuket Tourism Business and Guide Registration Office Chief, Piyasuda Sukcharoen, explained that she had already prevented some of the agencies from changing their business names in attempts to continue operations.

Two more Russian companies were having their claims to be allowed to operate checked in Bangkok by an office of the Tourism and Sports Ministry.

“Alien companies can operate legally on Phuket but some of these operators make problems again and again by unacceptable behavior,” she said.

Read more: Phuketwan


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