Pay up: Thai officials mull THB360 ‘maintenance’ charge for foreign tourists

Thai tourist officials want to charge foreign visitors a THB360 fee when they enter the country.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) proposed that the fee could go towards maintaining and improving tourist attractions, or to boost security, Khaosod English reported.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn suggested the fee in an interview with Voice TV, saying it would be collected as a “tourist attraction administration fee”.

However shortly after the interview was published online the tourism authority quickly backtracked.

“This is not an official policy. It still needs additional study,” TAT spokeswoman Sunantha Montri told Khaosod. “It’s only an idea.”

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