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Special Tourist Visa: October 1st rollout "hard" but ASAP next month, says TAT chief

 

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The governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Yutthasak Suphasorn told a meeting in Bangkok that discussions were still taking place regarding the much hyped STV or special tourist visa that will see foreign tourists return to Thailand.

 

Yutthasak said that meeting the original October 1st deadline will be hard but he expected the STV to be available as soon as possible next month. 

 

Discussions are taking place with airlines and the 29 TAT offices worldwide are engaging in marketing strategies to inform potential tourists about arrangements, particularly the 14 day state quarantine they will have to undergo.

 

He told the meeting at the Waldorf Astoria this could be happening in Phuket or in other tourist areas, it would depend on the readiness of each area to join the plan.

 

In the meantime he said that the domestic tourism stimulus scheme known as "Rao Thiaw Duay Gan" (let's go on a trip together) is likely to be extended to the end of the year after discussions with the treasury and economic affairs groups have concluded. 

 

Under the scheme domestic tourists can get deals at hotels.

 

He said that market forces dictated what prices are advertised by hotels and it was entirely usual that should a place prove popular the price would go up.

 

He advised people to shop around and travel to less visited places to get value for money. 

 

Source: Manager Online

 

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Except it's not targeted for those that want to come "into Thailand by any means necessary."   Going back to the wife's home in Udon Thani is not what they want - 9 months in the Anatara and

Two weeks prison at ripoff prices on arrival.  Cannot TAT see how stupid they are?  Or maybe they think the rest of the world is stupid.

Millions. Really? You better let Yutthasak know. Will calm his nerves.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Special Tourist Visa: October 1st rollout "hard" but ASAP next month, says TAT chief

So is this why the state of emergency has been extended ...........LOL

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1 hour ago, lujanit said:

Two weeks prison at ripoff prices on arrival.  Cannot TAT see how stupid they are?  Or maybe they think the rest of the world is stupid.

From what I've seen there are thousands of desperate tourists wanting to come here.

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45 minutes ago, pantsonfire said:

Wanting until they show who is eligible and then the prices

It’s more than likely that a lot of the interest STV has generated so far is from people wanting to know the actual requirements and costs associated with the visa process. Instead of just the theories and rumours that are all over places like this. 

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its hard to know what is happening,there is a demand,i dont think its really tourists its people with businesses here,kids families wives and girlfriends etc.people with condos,all these groups have basically been deprived of the right to return.these people will want to come back for obvious reasons.tourists ...very few.we all need to know the real costs involved,ie visa flight[it should be a 1 way so cheaper]processing fee and the rip off hotel costs for quarantine.hotels are empty.50 us a day is more than enough if you wish to bring tourists back,look at the prices s korea japan charge and these are developed countries.im in this category my fiance is in the philipinnes i cant enter or id a left by now.she can come here  but when how much and can she?all of europe,the americas and middle east have higher nos than the PI but theres an inherrent bigotry in thailand over many issues.why cant they give or receive info here in a logical  and consistent manner its very strange the way they function on this issue as the most obvious thing is the cost totally.

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Almost spat my coffee out when someone mentioned millions waiting to be allowed into Thailand... Utter rubbish because that boat has sailed. The only people interested in Thailand are people with connections to Thailand. A friend who has connections will not go back and it's not so much the financial cost it's the ever changing rules and the fact if he has to leave thailand immediately then he could may find big problems getting out again. For me I have a house and family in Thailand and I will not go back and quite possibly never go back.

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