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Department of Tourism urges travel companies to renew licenses before expiry date

 

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BANGKOK, 20th August 2018 (NNT) — The Department of Tourism is urging travel companies to file for a renewal of their licenses at least a month before the expiry date. 

Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Anan Wongbenjarat says that the department has informed all travel business operators with a two-year license to check their documents and file for a renewal 30 days prior to the expiry date. 

Mr. Anan said that licensed travel companies should not allow their papers to expire otherwise they will have to start the license application process all over again. 

According to Mr. Anan, tour operators established in a form of limited company or a limited partnership each need to pledge 200,000 baht in collateral for general travel business, 100,000 baht for inbound tour operations, 50,000 baht for domestic tour operations and 10,000 baht for specific tour operations. There is also a 2,000-baht fee for the license application. 

The Tourism Department reported that there are currently 12,514 licensed travel business operators and 78,261 licensed tour guides.

 
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11 minutes ago, webfact said:

to check their documents and file for a renewal 30 days prior to the expiry date. 

haha , it takes them 30 days to process the paperwork

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9 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

haha , it takes them 30 days to process the paperwork

 

There are over 12,000 licensed travel business operators. 1,000 sets of documents per month on average.

 

Of course it will take some time. The main point being that it's not very helpful turning up the day before the license expires thinking there is no queue and you can just breeze in and renew.

 

These are companies that provide travel planning for their customers. I would expect them to be able to plan their own license renewal given two years notice.

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55 minutes ago, webfact said:

The Department of Tourism is urging travel companies to file for a renewal of their licenses at least a month before the expiry date. 

I hope the renewal applications are in multiple languages. Particularly Chinese for the zero dollar tour companies.

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Asking and urging gets them nowhere. Just shut the companies and fine them heavily  whose licences have expired. Then the others will soon do what is necessary, this asking and urging gets ignored and then we have the Wais for being silly etc, all is forgiven and we start again. ABOUT TIME Thai authorities started to wield the big stick. After all Tourists are at risk from un-licensed companies, but them that would mean Thai Government workers  actually doing the job they are paid to do . 

 

Fed up with the shilly shallying done by authorities here. 

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