More Chinese speaking tour guides needed

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BANGKOK, 30 Mar 2015, The Thai-Chinese Tourism Alliance Association (TCTA) has urged the government, particularly local administration offices, to recruit more tour guides who can speak Chinese, in order to facilitate the increasing number of Chinese tourists who travel by themselves.

According to President of the TCTA Kasian Wattanachawpisut, the move would increase the number of Chinese travelers visiting Thailand and advise them how to conduct themselves according to Thai tradition.

The TCTA earlier discussed the matter of ill-mannered Chinese tourists in Thailand with the Chinese Embassy in Thailand. The latter indicated that Thai officials could punish those visitors the way they normally do other rule breakers. However, the embassy asked the public for an understanding when it comes to general etiquette, which seems to be a common problem among these tourists.