Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017
Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand will meet with CNTA in coming June in order to cooperation for further safety improvement for visitors at the same time lift up the quality of tours. Besides, avoidance of illegal tours and zero baht tours will also be discussed. On this ground, the minister said Thailand has achieved important development in suppressing. However, now Thailand is interested to cooperate with China in dealing with the source of such tours.
Previously, the Tourism Ministry had unofficial talks with the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) and the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) where an insistence was made to monitor tour companies. This request was due to the growing number of complaints from overseas visitors in terms of dreary services while in the Kingdom. However, 95-98 percent of illegal tour groups have been abolished, as confirmed by the ministry. Adit Chairattananont, ATTA Secretary-General has suggested for WeChat, the instant messaging application to the members of the tour industry and use it to distribute relevant information to travelers once they land in Thailand. He further advised that the visitors be instantly informed of their rights and regulations in terms of tourism once they set foot in the Kingdom. More than 700 million Chinese nationals use and provides one of the most direct lines to a major segment of visitors to the nation.