I know ‘the cost of stepping on the land’. What do you do with it? Who benefits?

I know ‘the cost of stepping on the land’. What do you do with it? Who benefits?

At this hour, no one spoke. ‘Tread on the earth’ after the government by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Plan to collect foreign tourists who enter Thailand 300 baht per person, known as ‘The cost of stepping on the earth’ to use the money to develop tourist attractions in Thailand and make insurance for tourists D-Day 1 April 2022

but ‘The cost of stepping on the earth’ What is it and why do we have to collect the entrance fee from foreigners? ‘Matichon Online’ have an answer

  • “The cost of stepping on the land” What are you doing?

In this regard, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, stated that the money “The cost of stepping on the land” to be charged from foreign tourists starting April 1, 2022.

This money will be put inNational Tourism Promotion Fund which was established according to The National Tourism Policy Act, B.E. 2562 (2019), revised and when collected The Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism will be responsible for further development of urgent missions related to tourism.

The money will be used to develop tourist attractions such as building ramps for the handicapped in tourist attractions, and building tourist restrooms that look like clean and very good Japanese toilets.

  • foreign tourists pay What will be the benefit of “stepping on the earth”?

Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office say about this The cost of stepping on the land is 300 baht. This money will provide insurance for tourists, for example in the event of an accident or death. Tourists will receive a maximum limit of 1 million baht or medical expenses that will receive a maximum of 500,000 baht.

  • Is there a place to charge for this kind of landing?

Minister of Tourism and Sports stated that many The country has collected almost all the land costs. Either in Europe, Japan or Malaysia, most of them are included in the airfare or room price.

However Ministry of Transport It is negotiating with almost all airlines and it is expected that this March 2022 will be completed. While traveling to Thailand by land, applications will be developed for tourists to pay before entering the country and provide evidence before entering the country that they have paid.

For tourism goals this year, the Ministry of Tourism. It is estimated that Thailand will have income from tourism at around 1.3-1.8 trillion baht. It is expected that foreigners will travel to Thailand. in the range of 5-15 million people, generating about 800 billion baht


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