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Tourism entrepreneurs ask Thai Govt to scrap visa fees

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BANGKOK, 10 March 2011 (NNT) – Tourism business operators are calling for the Government to consider visa fee cancelation in order to attract more foreign travelers to Thailand, especially those from China.

President of the Thai-Chinese Tourism Alliance Association Wichit Prakobkosol stated that a letter would be submitted to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva today to propose that the policy to collect visa fees from foreign tourists be discarded. He pointed out that if the fees were eliminated, more Chinese tourists would come to Thailand and the country’s income from Chinese arrivals would expand over 30 percent each year, as opposed to the current 20 percent.

The number of Chinese travelers in the kingdom would also reach 2 million per year within the next three years, thanks to China’s growing economy and lively tourism, while the Thai-Chinese relationship would be improved.

NNT


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