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Tourists being ripped off? Tourism minister goes to see if it is really true!

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Thailand’s billionaire tourist minister went with his entourage to the historic Rattanakosin Island area of Bangkok yesterday. 

Tourists being ripped off? Tourism minister goes to see if it is really true! | News by Samui Times

His mission was to find out if it was really true that tourists were being overcharged for taxis and tuk-tuks there and being asked to pay more than Thais for joss-sticks and candles at Wat Suthat. 

TNA said the rip offs have been going on for years and years and most government initiatives have failed.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn spoke of how he was working with the education ministry in getting children to act as guides and practice their language skills in the process. 

And he promised to have a word with a pal of his in the same political party who is the transport minister about the taxi drivers ripping off the tourists. 

He was referring to Saksayam Chidchob of Bhumjai Thai, notes Thaivisa. 

Phiphat said it’s time for there to be more fines than just warnings for overcharging drivers.

Phiphat was named as one of the richest politicians with billions of baht of personal wealth after recent assets declarations. His wife who is also an MP is even richer than him, notes Thaivisa.  

Thai Visa / TNA

Tourists being ripped off? Tourism minister goes to see if it is really true! | News by Samui Times
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