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Hua Hin jetski operators given strict rules after tourists report rip offs

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Hua Hin jetski operators given strict rules after tourists report rip offs

Talk News Online

 

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Talk News Online reported that Hua Hin officials accompanied by the police, military and tessakit officers went to Hua Don beach in Hua Hin on Friday to rein in the jetski operators. 

 

They were told to stick to strict prices and strict areas of operation.

 

If they strayed from the rules they would get a warning then be chucked off the beach if there were further infractions.

The operators were made to sign an agreement to the proposals. 

 

Director of the Region 4 Department of Coastal Resources Wan Chatree said that complaints had been received by tourists of overcharging and jetskis encroaching on areas where they were not allowed. 

 

He said there are four jetski operators in the Khao Takiap area of Hua Don beach operating 10 jetskis and two "scooter boats". 

 

All jetskis and boats were checked for safety and all tourists must be issued with life jackets. Each operator must have proper insurance in place and there must be signs in Thai and English explaining matters.

 

They are allowed to charge 1,500 baht for 30 minutes on a jetski or 2,800 baht for an hour.

 

Banana boat usage limits passengers to 5 and they are to be charged 300 baht for two circuits.

 

Undercutting each other on prices is not allowed. 

 

If the operators fall foul of the rules a warning will be issued. 

 

But if they fail to follow the rules again they will be removed from the beach. 

 

The operators signed their acceptance of these terms. 

 

Source: Talk News Online

 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Undercutting each other on prices is not allowed. 

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

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2 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

Yes, they are not even allowed to be cheaper than the 1500 for 30 min.

 

Those things make so much noise that i stay far away from them....no fun on the beach with jetski's.

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funny I recognize these guys. they are celebrities now.

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2 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

 

Sounds like a reasonable policy given that a common way to offset discount pricing is to make it up by scamming the tourists.

 

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.. tourists report jetski ripoffs ??

If I recall back in the 1990's tourists were complaining about gem stone scams and,......,....err.  Jetskis!

Nothing changes here except the faces. 

The cops owned  jetskis in Pattaya or they used to anyway.  Lol

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

Sounds like a reasonable policy given that a common way to offset discount pricing is to make it up by scamming the tourists.

Offhand I cant actually remember ever getting a real discount in Thailand, only a small reduction from some artificially inflated starting price.

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7 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

Offhand I cant actually remember ever getting a real discount in Thailand, only a small reduction from some artificially inflated starting price.

 

I'll never forget getting a discounted tuk-tuk ride when I first arrived in BKK.  I think we all know how that turned out.  First time and last time...

 

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The allegations of cheating seemed to have reached a zenith over the past Christmas holidays. In all the years of walking along the beach, I never once came across a dispute. This year, 2 incidents; One of which nearly turned to fisticuffs with a young western boy get ready to throttle one of the jet men. His father was trying to calm him while the mother was telling all passerby that the jet ski personnel were thugs and  dishonest. It was not pretty. I bit my tongue  as I wanted to say, hey idiot, you choose to transact with scum, what did you expect would happen?  The other was the usual yelling with a  Chinese tourist over whether or not the Chinese man had damaged the watercraft.

 

What I do not understand is that the law says that there are to be no business operations on the beach.  And yet, there they are, and now with local government and police approval. What's the point of having laws if they can be changed by whoever collects a "fee"?

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16 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Hua Hin jetski operators given strict rules after tourists report rip offs

And where do you think they will put those 'strict rules' 'eh? 

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15 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

Yes.

But it is also a way to try to eliminate competition by neglecting safety, by paying very low wages, attracting cheap labour, cheating on maintenance, etc

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I find this hard to believe. Jetski  operators ripping people off? Whatever next? 

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They were told to stick to strict prices and strict areas of operation.

 

But what happens tomorrow or even later today🤔

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Strict rules about strict rules being ignored, about strict rules being ignored indefinitely 😉

 

5555

 

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