Bangkok – The Prime Minister has instructed related agencies to step up efforts to boost tourist confidence.
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha meanwhile, denied claims that Thailand had limited the number of visas for Chinese travelers, an allegation that went viral via YouTube, while the Thai consulate generals and Embassy in China also confirmed the reports were groundless.
Gen. Prayut has accordingly instructed related agencies to keep a close eye on all news and reports, to preempt false news, while clarifying the issue with the public, as there are groups that have been trying to hurt Thailand’s reputation, particularly among the people of China, he said.
The PM confirmed that the Thai government has reacted to the false claims in social media, and various units have already been asked to reinvigorate Thailand’s tourism and to prevent any repeat of such attacks.
He added that the Royal Thai Embassy and Thai consulate generals in China have already addressed the problem of a shortage of visa stamps and confirmed that there has never been any policy to limit the number of visa applicants, while working with Chinese authorities to take action against those, who have spread false reports.