Pattaya business leaders got an update on the government effort to rein in illegal hotels and a lecture on adjusting to changes in the tourism industry.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh briefed the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association at its June 20 meeting at the Green Park Resort on the crackdown on illegal hotels, saying there still are 2,000 accommodations providers operating in Pattaya without proper licenses.
The military had used its powers under the junta to push through new amendments to laws to bring the guesthouses and small hotels into compliance with the law, but much work remains to be done, Ronakit said.
Afterward, Poramet Boonnumsirikit from Ramkhamhaeng University spoke on “Adjusting and Handling Changes in Growth of the Tourism Industry for 2020”.
His lecture stressed the need to emphasize environmental conservation and ensuring safety and supporting independent travelers.