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Proposed tourism fee scrapped

The Thai government has scrapped a plan to implement a 300 baht (US$8) tourism fee for international visitors arriving by air.

The fee was proposed by the country’s previous administration in 2023 to cover medical costs for uninsured tourists injured while on holiday in the kingdom. A proportion was also to ‘be used to manage and develop tourism’.

A government statement said the elimination of the fee could encourage higher tourist spending in other areas, providing a more substantial boost to the economy. Thailand has recently introduced various incentives to boost visitor arrivals, including offering extended tourist visas for longer stays.

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