Region 2 Chief Judge Wattana Wittayakul and Pattaya Courthouse Chief Judge Apichart Thepnu lectured the local businessmen on the “Laws and dispute settlement of cases among tourists”. The June 24 seminar took place at the Long Beach Hotel.
The judicial branch also wanted to stress how important it is for business people to be learned on matters regarding tourism cases during ASEAN.
Pattaya’s tourism court is one of a kind in Thailand, and all eyes are on how well it works and whether similar courts can be set up in other tourist areas throughout the kingdom. Pattaya was chosen for the pilot project due to its growth, and its importance to Thailand’s international tourism.
Legal cases involving tourists are quite different from normal cases since most tourists stays are short. Cases and follow-ups need to be handled with more expediency than normal cases.
For more information, contact 038-252-130-2 ext 170, 172 (Pattaya Courthouse), or www.ptyc.coj.go.th.
Members of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association were given an overview of the tourist court administration process.