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BANGKOK, 23 August 2012 (NNT) – Free wireless internet access is expected to be made available at tourist destinations throughout Thailand, starting from the beginning of next month.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is preparing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to provide free WiFi access via hotspot locations in tourist areas, with the pilot project set to commence at Khaosan Road in September.

The free WiFi scheme is one of the Yingluck Shinawatra Administration’s priority projects, aimed at accommodating the need for global contacts of tourists.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Surapol Svetaseni said the agency is offering the service to make travel easier by enabling international visitors to stay connected to their home or office and to receive additional tourist information online.

TAT is also set to launch new smartphone tourism applications and to install AR and QR codes at popular tourist spots.

Read more: NNT

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