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Tourism minister orders study of Pattaya as model for 4am closing time

By The Nation

 

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Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan said he has ordered the Tourism Authority of Thailand to use Pattaya as a model to study the benefits of delaying closing hours of pubs and bars until 4am.

 

Phiphat said he has assigned TAT governor Yutthasak Supasorn to finish the study in time for the submission of the proposal to the Cabinet for deliberation on August 27.

 

Phiphat said the TAT would send officials to meet with operators of entertainment places to find out how much more foreign tourists would spend if the closing hours were delayed from 2 am to 4 am. The study will examine the ratio of increased spending by each foreign tourist per day, he added.

 

If the study reveals solid benefits from the delayed closing hours, he would ask the Cabinet to approve the extension of pub closing hours in other destinations popular with foreign tourists, including Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phang Nga, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, and Bangkok.

 

Phiphat said he was not discouraged by the Cabinet’s rejection of his proposal to exempt Indian and Chinese tourists from current visa requirements for one year.

 

He noted the Cabinet did not reject the proposal out of hand but asked him to study it further, adding that he would wait for a while before possible future submission to the Cabinet.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375177

 

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In Khonkaen we already have a very aptly named bar called 4am Bar and yes it is open that late.

It's the to go too bar after the other bars close, lovely owners too!.

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1 hour ago, keith101 said:

So what they want is more drunk farang tourists walking around and possibly creating problems fighting and being very noisy I am sure its bad enough already with out an extra  hours of drinking .

There is no Farangs left 

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49 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Does this mean that the "International World Class Family Resort" 

The very same one

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14 minutes ago, canuckamuck said:

After careful self analysis, Thailand has decided to go with it's strengths.

Correct.
You can also call it "back to the roots"

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To me it looks as if they just care about making more money at all costs. Why don't they worry also about noise pollution, problems with drunken people, accidents and so on. At least I didn't read anything about these aspects in connection with Pattaya. I think there is no need to send people to Pattaya and ask the business owners since it might have been decided anyway already. 

 

 

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