Thailand waives visitor visa fees for Chinese tourists

April 04, 2015
Thailand to lure Chinese tourists by waiving visitor visa fees

The existing government of Thailand has all set to exempt visa fees for Chinese tourists, reported local media on Thursday. This new plan that has been put forth with an intention to grab the attention of more Chinese travelers is applicable for three months. In a bid to enhance its position in the tourist global market, NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) has agreed to exempt visa fees for Chinese travelers from 1 of August to 31 October 2015, said the secretary general for National Economic and Social Development Board, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

One of the renowned officials of Thailand-China Tourism Association, Li Liangchen noted that waiving policy is mainly to lure Chinese travelers. Moreover, the Thailand government has planned to maintain its position by inviting Chinese tourism representatives and by conducting some series of promotion events to reinstate the confidence of Chinese tourists. 

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has also added that visa fee waiving is one among the five proposals agreed by the National Council for Peace and Order to enhance the country’s economy. Other plans target at stimulating the growth of investment, trade, infrastructure and industry, changes in the rules and regulations to eliminate the hurdles to businesses.

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