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By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

    

BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s tourism agencies are looking to merge tourism-related databases as a way to enhance the industry, with a new campaign launched to create a unified database, starting with the service sector.

 

The Departments of Tourism, Provincial Administration, and Health Service Support signed an agreement on the tourism and service database merger, aimed at enhancing the nation’s tourism industry.

 

Taweesak Vanichareon, director-general of the Department of Tourism, said the campaign will initially focus on tourism-related services such as homestays, spas and massages, as these facilities require higher health standards due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

 

Following the establishment of a unified database, these agencies will continue collecting data from these venues for the post-pandemic development of the industry.

 

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4 minutes ago, ThaIrish Sean said:

They can't even get the immigration computers working properly all the time, so how are they going to do this?

Stash them together like cabinets in a warehouse. In IT terms still separate, in organisation terms now they are together in one as one.  

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In all fairness, it is probably very easy to link all these databases together and make them work - making it work on 100,000 might be dead easy, making the database work for 42 million a year will crash it hourly

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Yes why not make it even easier for hackers....one stop shopping.

 

 

Details of some 100 million visitors to Thailand exposed online: research firm

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3149475/details-some-100-million-visitors-thailand-exposed-online

 

 

And let's not forget the Immigration hack which presented light hackers with a handy country flags and foreigners locations on Google Maps.  https://prachatai.com/english/node/5978

 

Oh, and the early vaccination registration systems.  https://thethaiger.com/news/national/another-data-breach-info-leaked-on-bangkok-immigration-website

 

I'll stop here.

 

 

Actually, assuming they can consolidate things, and you know that can't, it might make security easier?

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s tourism agencies are looking to merge tourism-related databases as a way to enhance the industry, with a new campaign launched to create a unified database, starting with the service sector.

Such a novel idea... but sharing empires might be tricky.

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37 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

Actually, assuming they can consolidate things, and you know that can't, it might make security easier?

It will mean that they can leak - or lose - everything with one stroke of a key!

 

Mind you, they may as well occupy themselves tinkering with the databases, it is not as if there is going to be any data on tourists to enter for a while!

 

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s tourism agencies are looking to merge tourism-related databases as a way

To make it easier for Chinese and North Korean hackers to get it from one place.

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Good idea if they want to track tourist movement.

Better/more acceptable than ankle bracelets or smart phone apps.

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Wait. This is about Thais who work in the tourism industry, nothing about tourists themselves, right? But many of those Thais are not registered with any system in any way.

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More talk under the guise of justifying their bloated salaries, yet nothing will change; merely a junket and free lunch.

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6 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

making it work on 100,000 might be dead easy, making the database work for 42 million a year will crash it hourly

The world, including Thailand, is never going to see such mass travel again. Pandemics & climate change. Stay at home to survive.

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