Shaking off delay, ministry promises tourists this month

Despite a delay in the first batch of tourists under the special tourist visa (STV), the Tourism and Sports Ministry vows to bring in 1,200 long-stay travellers in October.“The first two groups from China had a prospective schedule of Oct 8, but as we need to settle some entry processes, those itineraries have to be rescheduled to another date in October,” said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.After the cabinet approved the STV on Sept 15, the scheme was officially endorsed upon announcement in the Royal Gazette on Sept 29.But since this visa type is relatively new, authori…

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