BANGKOK, 10 June 2015 – The Cabinet yesterday approved a bill that will reduce accommodation fees which hotel business owners have to pay to the Interior Ministry each year. Once sailing into law, the legislation will cut the fee to 40 baht per room per year, which is only half of the existing rate.
The announcement was made by Deputy Spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd. At the press conference, he said the Cabinet deemed that the reduction would ease the financial burdens of all hotel operators.
The Cabinet this week also requested governmental units which planned to hold annual study trips for their staff in foreign countries to organize them locally, in order to promote domestic tourism. Major General Sansern also stressed that the selection of accommodations for such a trip must give priority to hotels that operate legally.