Thailand has decided to waive visa fees for Chinese travelers including Taiwanese for a three-month period i.e. 1 August 2014 to 31 October 2014, to promote tourism to the country.
The National Economic and Social Development Board's Secretary-General, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, said that with an intention to enhance tourism to Thailand, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) accepted to exempt visa fees for Chinese tourists for three month period.
Li Liangchen, the head of the Thailand-China Tourism Association, said that this exemption policy will attract more tourists from China. In order to restore the confidence of Chinese travellers, the Thailand’s Tourism Department will invite officials of Chinese tourism to a number of promotional activities in Thailand.
Arkhom said that in order to encourage the economy, the NCPO has approved the exemption policy which stands one among the five proposals. While the other proposals include developing the trade, industry, infrastructure, investment and changing laws and rules to eradicate difficulties to businesses.