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Thailand set to introduce visa-free travel for Chinese and Indians

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Thailand to open up visa-free stays

By TTR WEEKLY

 

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BANGKOK, 7 August 2019: As China and India emerge as priority targets for Thailand’s latest tourism promotions, visa-free-travel is back on the table for urgent consideration.

 

Last week, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, told Prachachat Business he intends to introduce visa-free travel for Chinese and Indians later this year.

 

Currently, citizens of both countries need to apply for a visa-on-arrival although the THB2,000 service fee has been waived until October this year. Pipat says the Chinese market could still deliver as many as 11 million tourists this year up from 10.5 million.

 

The new minister says all that might change with both countries joining a long list of countries that enjoy visa-free entry for a stay of 14 days, possibly as early as 1 November.

 

This year’s target for tourism revenue, including domestic travel, has been set at THB3.4 trillion. Earnings from international tourists will reach around THB2.2 trillion while tourist arrivals should exceed 40.5 million.

 

Full story: https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2019/08/thailand-to-open-up-visa-free-stays/

 

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-- © Copyright TTR Weekly 2019-08-07

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Let's get those number up however we can!

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1 minute ago, madmitch said:

Let's get those number up however we can!

Gett'm up up now!!!!!🤣

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Let's get this long nosed idiot Farang out and well behaved Indians and Chinese people in. What a joke. But I can't laugh about it. 

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Daily jokes at the moment from the TAT. 

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And they think that they have a problem with Westerners overstaying...

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3 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Let's get this long nosed idiot Farang out and well behaved Indians and Chinese people in. What a joke. But I can't laugh about it. 

Seeing as 'farang' tourists get 30 day visa free entry on arrival, I fail to see how they are trying to 'get them out', in favour of other nationalities ? Unless you are babbling on about TM28/30's, which is an entirely different thing. 

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Increase of crapping and pissing in the streets (and trains) expected to be around 1000% year on year. 

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Racist government!!,  You cannot just issue to who you think should be encouraged to come, You should offer to all no matter where they are from shame on you

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8 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

Seeing as 'farang' tourists get 30 day visa free entry on arrival, I fail to see how they are trying to 'get them out', in favour of other nationalities ? Unless you are babbling on about TM28/30's, which is an entirely different thing. 

I'm "babbling" on the whole situation for foreigners who are allowed to spend all their cash, but aren't welcome when they can't show a certain amount of dosh. 

 

     I do not have the feeling anymore that I'm welcome home. That was totally different 17 years ago and all was relaxed. 

 

Now you might reply and tell me that I'm free to leave? Sooner, or later, I will. 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, webfact said:

citizens of both countries need to apply for a visa-on-arrival although the THB2,000 service fee

The Introduction of the 2,500 departure tax coming right up

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Good luck with attracting the Chinese. Bad news coverage aside, the Chinese Central Bank just artificially devalued the yuan to offset new US tariffs. It's at a historic 10 year low!

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I was out and about last night around pattaya and in all the years I have been here I have never seen the place so empty

 

Indians come here for a 200baht massage and a HJ,  that is it, numbers do not equal income

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Racism!!!! Typical Thai mentallity.

 

I'm leaving at the end of this month, and so happy to be leaving.

Thailand has been nothing but a waste of many years of my life efforts plus alot of money and for what?

 

Just look at the place!

 

Fools gold! Fools paradise...

 

Life is better elsewhere. I opened my eyes, put my pecker away and stopped listening to the same old B.S.

 

I'm gettimg a life back!

 

 

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...my all-around fave TOT goof hadda be marketing Pattaya as a "HoneyMoon Destination" to Eastern Europeans some years back, about 2008-2010, what a fiasco. There were plenty of lawsuits coming from various countries thinking the whole campaign a brutal joke, which is was to many brides who lost their man to a ladyboy or to Soi 6. TOT is staffed by kon Thai, most can barely speak English and they are acting like seers.

Laughable, TIT.

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