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Koh Samui: Dozens of beachside hotels operating without permission in Chaweng

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Probably dozens all over Thailand soon half them will have to close after April is not looking good

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

They think that they should be given permission to operate while the dispute is resolved

The brown envelope was not thick enough..

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For many years, the regulations governing the operation and registration of Hotels in Thailand were largely ignored.

 

However, there is a lot of money to be made by local officials enforcing the law (for example 10,000 Baht/ day fine for every day the hotel remains open without a proper license) so many tourist areas have seen sporadic but ocasionally fierce enforcement of the Hotel registration acts.

 

Pattaya got a massive shakedown about a year ago, with dozens of operators either closed down, fined or imprisonned. 

 

Registration is fairly straighforward, but a massive paper chase. check out this link for more info https://pugnatorius.com/hotel-license/

 

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Are the 73 operators  farang???

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Is there a list of those hotels/resorts or can we still book them on Agoda ?

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And if they only had enough people to check the whole island and businesses etc their little heads would explode !!

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On 3/2/2020 at 8:39 AM, SteveB2 said:

Registration is fairly straighforward, but a massive paper chase. check out this link for more info https://pugnatorius.com/hotel-license/

 

Its not only the paper chase.. Many of the buildings are not built to code / hotel spec. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, gk10002000 said:

what are the requirements for permission?

large larger and largest envelope

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1 hour ago, Chazar said:

large larger and largest envelope

lots of BIB personnel are going to feel quite a pinch in the wallet if tourism stays down.  Of course they may continue shaking down their locals and bleed them dry until they fold up and go out of business.

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I say start a Gofund to investigate....

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