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Foreign visitors can now file for compensation if they are scammed in Thailand

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The Thai Government need to report themselves first

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I am due a fortune then! I have my popcorn ready as I suspect this thread will multiply from 4 to 4000 pages! TIT being scammed is part of the fun but a nice gesture by TAT :)

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Won't happen, it's a positive story. Be shocked if it gets to 5 pages
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4 hours ago, tonray said:

Is there a limit to number of wives one has been taken in by ?

She/they may have taken you to the cleaners, but I doubt if that is considered a tour...

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Because of this Mr Wongbenjarat urged all tourists to first check whether a tour company is registered with the Tourism Department.

 

Visitors can check if a tour company is legitimate by visiting: http://www.tourism.go.th/

 

Just tried.. While there is an obvious input box you need the license number, owners name (english / Thai / spelling) or exact company name and no results seem to come back. 

Tested for 2 companies I KNOW have a tourism license and I know the owners and companies (tho how does it handle minority / majority shareholders) anyway zero results. 

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Next step have all restaurants put down 100,000 baht in case someone has a bad meal.  Sounds ridiculous but maybe it would keep all the tiny bamboo table pop up 50 bt pad thai shacks from stealing business from established restaurants that pay their staff decent wages, social security, sign tax, rental tax, work permits and their monthly tax.  1200 baht for a liquor license is not enough to keep out the 5 day construction instant restaurant shacks from opening every 20 feet down in the islands.

 

If restaurant licences were 100,000 baht and enforced (haha yea right!)  I would be the first one in line to pay it. 

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Sounds like a good way to scam money (deposits) from honest tour companies who will have to pass on this cost to their customers.

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A taxi driver scammed me out of 20 baht yesterday .....   he said he had no change  !!

where do I take my grievance and complaint to  ?   will I get my 20 baht back  ??  :shock1:

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I went to that website, because I'm curious. I found my way to this page titled: (Thai language) The 2015 List of Certified Thailand Tourism Standard Company
I clicked on it and found further lists for Accomodation, Service, Activities, Attractions, Tour Guides...
Within "Accomodation" I found links for Hotels, Resorts, Long Stay
So I clicked on "Hotels", and this is what came up:
 
The 2015 List of Certified Thailand Tourism Standard Companies
Accommodation Standard for Tourism (Hotel)
No.  Hotel Name                 Address                 Star Level                                    Certification period                             Certification No.
1   SHANGRI-LA HOTEL CHIANGMAI 89/8 Changklan Rd., Mueang, Chiang Mai 50100 5 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580108-1
2   PULLMAN KHON KAEN RAJA ORCHID 9/9 Prachasamran Road Nai Mueang Mueang Khonkaen 40000 5 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580109-3
3   DUSIT D2 CHIANG MAI 100 Chang Klan Road, Tumbol Chang Klan, Mueang, Chiangmai 50100 5 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580110-5
4   AETAS LUMPINI 1030/4 Rama 4 Road, Thungmahamek , Satorn, Bangkok 10120 5 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580111-7
5   THE ROYAL PARADISE HOTEL (ROYAL WING) 135/23, 123/15-16 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Kathu, Phuket 83150 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580112-9
6   ROYAL PRINCESS LARN LUANG HOTEL 269 Larn Luang Road Watsommanut Pom Prab Sattru Phai Bangkok 10100 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580113-1
7   REMBRANDT HOTEL BANGKOK 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18 (Pichit) , Sukhumvit Road,Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580114-3
8   LONG BEACH GARDEN HOTEL AND SPA 499/7 Moo 5 Pattaya-Naklua Road Naklua Banglamung Chonburi 20150 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580115-5
9   GRANDE CENTRE POINT HOTEL RATCHADAMRI 153/2 Soi Mahatlek Luang 1, Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok 10330 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580116-7
10 CENTARA HOTEL& CONVENTION CENTRE KHON KAEN 999 Moo 4 Prachasamosorn Road, Muang, Khon Kaen 40000 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580117-9
11 ARNOMA HOTEL BANGKOK 99 Ratchadamri Road Lumpini Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 4 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580118-1
12 STAR HOTEL 109 Soi. Rayong Trade Center No.4, Sukumvit Road., Tha Pradu, Muang, Rayong 21000 3 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580119-3
13 LONG BEACH CHA-AM HOTEL 225/75 Beach Road, Cha-am Bay, Phetchaburi 76120 3 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580120-5
14 SUN HOTEL 43/33 Moo 5 Phetkasam Road Banmo Mueang Phetchaburi 76000 2 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580121-7
15 HADTHONG HOTEL 21 Suseuk Rd., Aumper Muang,Prachuap Khiri Khan 77000 2 Stars 2016 - 2018 TTS 202-003-580122-9
 
That's it. That's all the hotels in Thailand that are certified. Bangkok has two hotels that are certified by the Tourism dept. Sorry about the formatting... 
 


More window dressing unfortunately.

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2 hours ago, JBChiangRai said:

The whole thing is a scam, most TAT licence holders only pay the licence deposit for local Thai tourists from their province (10,000 baht).  Not the licence to handle foreign tourists (50,000-200,000 baht).  There is a way to check if a tour operator is registered but not what licence they actually hold.  At a rough guess I would estimates the number of claims processed each year at 0 plus or minus 0.  In the unlikely event you tried to claim, what’s the betting they would wash their hands of the problem and say the tour operator doesn’t have the right kind of licence?  I also suspect all those deposits paid are more likely to have funded Rolex watches than be held in a government operated deposit account.  I would further speculate that when a tourism business closes down, they can’t ever get their “deposit” back.

"The whole thing is a scam, most TAT licence holders only pay the licence deposit for local Thai tourists from their province (10,000 baht).  Not the licence to handle foreign tourists (50,000-200,000 baht). "

Not correct, the 10,000 Baht deposit is for tours, can be to anybody, no limit to province or nationality.

 

The deposits are held in a bank account, and can not be withdrawn without closing TAT license.

The companies get their deposits back after closing business.

 

Any more incorrect information you want to share?

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