NCPO: No Visa fee required for Chinese and Taiwanese visiting the Kingdom between August-October







BANGKOK, 16 July 2014 (NNT) -The President of the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), Piyaman Techapaiboon announced at the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) daily press conference at Government House today that Chinese and Taiwanese tourists wanting to come to Thailand for a vacation are exempted from a visa application fee during the three months August to October 2014.

Ms. Piyaman said the special three month period is to thank the Chinese people for greatly supporting the Thai tourism industry which has resulted in high growth in the tourism sector. During the cost free visa period, schools in China are having their break, and it’s a great traveling time for them.

Ms. Piyaman said that the number of tourists coming to Thailand this year is expected to be similar to last year which reached 28.6 million.

Lastly, Ms. Piyaman thanked the NCPO for being able to solve many of the country’s prolonged problems, along with realigning public transportation such as buses and vans which in turn is bringing foreign tourists back to the country having regained their trust in regard to safety.