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Thailand’s new entry fee – boon or bust for tourism?


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12 minutes ago, DaLa said:

I can live with 300 baht.

Exactly. Maybe make it a donation? Have the jar right there at arriving immigration. Maybe have a photo of some sparkling new coral reef?

 

Then folks like you wouldn't be limited to 300 baht.

 

 

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3 hours ago, RandiRona said:

It wont impact much, mongers will keep coming(pun intended) whereas families will calculate and fly somewhere else. 

Families who would pay even more tourist tax in their own countries. E.g. Austria charged us 4€/DAY when we were stuck there in 2020/2021. You get nothing in return.  300 THB one off payment is peanuts.

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:21 AM, RobinV said:

One step further, I'm replacing my White Book. It's been 18 yrs since my initial PR.

Same procedure or do they try to convince me to become a citizen?

I can't sing the anthem, my Thai is timeless due to deafness.

 

Ok I drove up and was tested at the door. In and out in less than 30 minutes.

Total trip time 5 hrs from Sattahip.

Return in 3 days, pay 1902 Baht, and come home with me PR book.

Total cost including petrol, hwy fees etc will be about 5500 Baht.

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Be interesting to see if PR are charged as well. I am <deleted> off that they will not allow me tax exemption on purchases because I am not a citizen or a tourist.

So theory wise I'm exempt from this charge. ??????

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7 minutes ago, shackleton said:

300 baht is not going to stop or deter the majority of people coming to Thailand

If people are worried about the cost change your plans of travel 

They could even triple or quadruple it and if it is hidden in the price of a ticket fly nobody would notice.

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Not a big deal really.... tourists who can't afford the 300 baht fee are probably not the type of tourists that you want to attract anyhow 🙂

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1 hour ago, Capella said:

It's only 300 Baht, for heaven's sake. 

That was roughly the taxi fare to Siam Paragon area. Always thought that was very cheap. Hate to think what it will cost next time !

 

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