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Has anyone seem the folow up to this story have the fees be reduced for foriegners? Before it comes up i understand about driver licenses. I don't remeber seeing a thing

Cabinet nod for four measures

By Suchat Sritama

The Nation

Published on January 21, 2009

The Cabinet yesterday approved only four measures out of 13 proposed to restore tourism in the near term.

Visa fees will be waived for three months. This applies to all nationalities, but is targeted at China, one of the top markets. Entrance charges at all national parks will be reduced, mainly to boost domestic tourism. The private sector can claim meeting and conference tax rebates at double the original rate.

Lastly, aircraft landing and parking fees will be discounted at major airports in the country.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the tourism industry needed to be revived through these schemes.

He earlier said tourist arrivals were returning close to pre-crisis levels.

The failed measures include cutting hotel room rates and air fares for Thai Airways International, reducing the value-added tax on hotel rooms for one year, waiving the annual fee of Bt80 per room and an urgent plan to promote the major destinations of Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga for local tourism.

Abhisit did not mention the risk of increased job losses in the tourism industry or the extra budget of Bt15 billion requested by the Tourism Ministry to help smaller operators affected by the recent crisis.

However, the Cabinet approved Bt1 billion to help tourism and related businesses, but more funding is needed to support the recovery effort.

Prakit Chinamour-phong, president of the Thai Hotels Association, said three- and four-star hotels planned to discount room rates by 50 per cent for people visiting the country in February and March.

Among the main target markets are China, India, the Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.

Most hotels in Bangkok and other major tourist cities are running at lower-than-usual occupancy rates following the recent airport closures.

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http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/entrance_fee.asp?lg=1

The columns of importance transliterate and translate as :

อุทยานแห่งชาติ oot tha yaan haeng chaat (NATIONAL PARK)

จังหวัด jungwut(PROVINCE)

ชาวไทย chao thai(THAI FOLK)

ชาวต่างประเทศ chao dtang bprathet(FOREIGNER)

หมายเหตุ may haeht(OTHER REMARKS)

ผู้ใหญ่ pu yai(ADULT)

เด็ก daek(CHILD)

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http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/entrance_fee.asp?lg=1

The columns of importance transliterate and translate as :

อุทยานแห่งชาติ oot tha yaan haeng chaat (NATIONAL PARK)

จังหวัด jungwut(PROVINCE)

ชาวไทย chao thai(THAI FOLK)

ชาวต่างประเทศ chao dtang bprathet(FOREIGNER)

หมายเหตุ may haeht(OTHER REMARKS)

ผู้ใหญ่ pu yai(ADULT)

เด็ก daek(CHILD)

I cannot read this but doesn't it says people over 60 are free?

I cannot read this but doesn't it says people over 60 are free?

. ผู้สูงอายุ ชาวไทย ที่มีอายุ 60 ปีบริบูรณ์/ขึ้นไป ยกเว้นไม่เสียค่าบริการ

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http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/entrance_fee.asp?lg=1

The columns of importance transliterate and translate as :

อุทยานแห่งชาติ oot tha yaan haeng chaat (NATIONAL PARK)

จังหวัด jungwut(PROVINCE)

ชาวไทย chao thai(THAI FOLK)

ชาวต่างประเทศ chao dtang bprathet(FOREIGNER)

หมายเหตุ may haeht(OTHER REMARKS)

ผู้ใหญ่ pu yai(ADULT)

เด็ก daek(CHILD)

I cannot read this but doesn't it says people over 60 are free?

I cannot read this but doesn't it says people over 60 are free?

. ผู้สูงอายุ ชาวไทย ที่มีอายุ 60 ปีบริบูรณ์/ขึ้นไป ยกเว้นไม่เสียค่าบริการ

aged 60 or over THAI FOLK are free

here is a transliterated and translated breakdown for you.

from left to right :

ผู้สูงอายุ puu suung aa yuu = elderly person

ชาวไทย chao thai = thai folk

ที่มี thee mee = that which/having

อายุ aa yuu = aged

60 = 60 ( obviously :o )

ปี bpee = years

บริบูรณ์ boribun = reached

ขึ้นไป khuen pai = above(age)

ยกเว้น yok wen = exempt

ไม่เสีย mai siia = not have to spend

ค่าบริการ kha borigaan = charge / entrance fee

Reading thai is easy when you break it down into little bits, kinda like physics :D

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Good Translation nice work:

The answer from TAT. Now I will send them a copy of the article reminding them of the 15 billion baht they were given and why have they not changed the fees?

Hey what else I have to do not to mention I have a trip planned, for next month

Dear Sir,

According with your e-mail, we would like to inform you that admission

fee to National Parks in Thailand varies from 200 - 600 bahts depending on

types of National Park, you can visit www.dnp.go.th

Best regards,

Saitip J.S

Information section

E-mail: [email protected]

Tourism Authority of Thailand (www.tourismthailand.org)

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Good Translation nice work:

The answer from TAT. Now I will send them a copy of the article reminding them of the 15 billion baht they were given and why have they not changed the fees?

Hey what else I have to do not to mention I have a trip planned, for next month

Dear Sir,

According with your e-mail, we would like to inform you that admission

fee to National Parks in Thailand varies from 200 - 600 bahts depending on

types of National Park, you can visit www.dnp.go.th

Best regards,

Saitip J.S

Information section

E-mail: [email protected]

Tourism Authority of Thailand (www.tourismthailand.org)

At least you got an answer!

I once wrote an email to them and never received any answer!

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Good Translation nice work:

The answer from TAT. Now I will send them a copy of the article reminding them of the 15 billion baht they were given and why have they not changed the fees?

Hey what else I have to do not to mention I have a trip planned, for next month

Dear Sir,

According with your e-mail, we would like to inform you that admission

fee to National Parks in Thailand varies from 200 - 600 bahts depending on

types of National Park, you can visit www.dnp.go.th

Best regards,

Saitip J.S

Information section

E-mail: [email protected]

Tourism Authority of Thailand (www.tourismthailand.org)

At least you got an answer!

I once wrote an email to them and never received any answer!

they'll probably take a year or 2 to update their website.

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Actually truth is I have been very lucky with them of late. I doubt I will get answer to this one hot patatoe

This anwer was in 24 hours, usually takes a bit longer then that.

If I have a new area I want to ride in they send me hotel information maps places of interest in the mail all free. Helps in trip planning. I just send them an e-mail usually takes about three weeke to get the mail. Sometimes they need a remider but no often,

Truth is the article less then a month old no governemt is going to move that fast to where the rubber meets the road. Just reminding them we are waiting.

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We were in Khao Yai NP the past week and the entrance fees for both Thai & farang has been reduced by 50% . So the price, at least at Khao Yai, is B200 for farang and B20 for thai. My wife told me this redution is for three months, unfortunatlly I dont know whne the three month period began. I myself was able to enter for B20 by showing my Thai drivers lisc.

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Here is where I see a big diffrence for a lot of us. We are not tourist but we are not citizen's either.

If you have a Thai drivres license you have an annual visa which we pay more to get. So I would be happy with that as trade off if it were consistently honored. Again doubtful.

I agree I like foreigner bettre and would use it if a Thai understood it but they don't. In this case it is an accurate word

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