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Entry fees into national parks for foreign tourists remain unchanged

 

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KRABI: -- The national park advisory committee on Tuesday decided to maintain the current entry fee rate charged on foreign tourists at 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for children at Hat Nopparattara- Mu Ko Phi Phi national park.

 

Mr Tunya Netithammakul, director-general of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation, said the advisory committee however recommended that entry fee collection must be transparent and modernized.

 

It also recommended standard control and the number of tourist boats and the control of the number of tourists visiting national parks.

 

Earlier, about 500 tourist boat operators staged a protest at Hat Nopparattara- Mu Ko Phi Phi national park to demand a 50 percent cut of entry fee for foreign tourists, claiming that the fee is too high and tends to discourage foreign tourists from visiting the park.

 

Mr Tunya said the current entry fee into national parks for foreign tourists has remained unchanged since 2006. Proceeds from the entry fee are allocated to develop facilities in the parks for the benefit of tourists.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/entry-fees-national-parks-foreign-tourists-remain-unchanged/

 
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2 minutes ago, webfact said:

Entry fees into national parks for foreign tourists remain unchanged

 

The number of foreign tourists boycotting the rip off venues will also remain unchanged, I imagine !

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time to boycott these parks...i hate when people think tourists are just stupid money spenders.

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Amazing Rip Off........Roll up, roll up.

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I would like to see the TAT  put THIS on their tourists pamphlets and brochures

when advertising for Amazing Thailand ? .....

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Don't bother going to the parks.  Besides most well travelled areas are littered anyway.  

Let me ask this, what if a Thai family went to the USA and wanted to go to a national or an amusement park and found they had to pay up to 10 times the admission to enter based on their citizenship.  Not very nice... is it?

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Ko Samed national Park is exactly the same.
200 THB for foreign adults and 100 THB for foreign children.
For Thais it's 40 THB for adults and 20 THB for children.

It's ALL about the principle, Land of smiles they say, sure we understand why !!!
Outrages and completely wrong!

I'm over 20 years married with a Thai lady and have 2 children, they all can enter under the Thai rate but the moron asked me to pay the foreign fee, <deleted>!

 

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3 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

The number of foreign tourists boycotting the rip off venues will also remain unchanged, I imagine !

I hope so. What are these Facilities on phi phi. There is another 20 baht charge on the pier. Nobody checks the number every day. Money or a good amount of it just goes in a few pockets

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Selective pricing like this is illegal in Australia, political correctness no doubt.

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3 hours ago, Raymonddiaz said:

time to boycott these parks...i hate when people think tourists are just stupid money spenders.

the problem is that many tourist are JUST that!

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

 Proceeds from the entry fee are allocated to develop facilities in the parks for the benefit of tourists.

Thai tourists get park benefits equal to Foreign tourists. But foreign tourists pay more.

That's discriminatory.

The Park service could equalize the differential by giving foreign tourists additional non-cash benefits without lowering fees for foreign tourists. Just to brainstorm: discount cards at major stores, state-owned transportation; free park re-entries; discount for paid park activities; entry discounts at other national parks.

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Surprise surprise surprise. Farang rich. All farang rich. Pay more, be happy.

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They tried to rip me off years ago and did not succeed. I have not been to one since then and I have got no intentions of EVER going to a national park in this country.

Even at 200 I WILL NOT GO.!!!

 

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