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Scams mar Thailand’s tourism industry
« on: December 04, 2015, 01:29:12 PM »
Scams mar Thailand’s tourism industry

Thailand’s tourism needs to tighten and enforce regulations to clamp down on tourist scams, a chronic problem that impacts on the country’s tourism industry.

Ministry of Tourism and Sport’s Department of Tourism’s Bureau of Tourism Business and Guide Registration director, Sutham Dechdi, told TTR Weekly that tourism scams continue to damage the country’s image… it requires the travel industry to work closely with the government to resolve the issue.

TTR Weekly had asked for a comment on the increase in bogus hotel booking sites that take credit card payments in advance from tourists and then cancel the bookings with the hotels once they have payments. There have been hundreds of complaints by tourists that they were unable to secure refunds, or contact the booking sites after they realised their bookings had been cancelled.


I wonder if this article was from 10 years ago and was mistakenly reprinted in today's edition
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.