Now, when booking hotels in Thailand, a tourist may be pleasantly surprised. The Government of the country has recommended the local hoteliers to reduce the prices of rooms in their hotels. Thus the authorities of Thailand are trying to return the interest of tourists to the region. Demand for recreation in Thailand has fallen significantly after the riots, which occurred in the country in 2008. Back then because of the speeches of the opposition the work of several international airports has been completely paralyzed, including two airports in Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang. Thousands of tourists could not leave Thailand a long time.
In order to regain the former attraction of the region among tourists, authorities have appealed for help not only to the hotels of Thailand. The Government of the country at its level has taken several measures intended to make travel in Thailand even cheaper. So, since March 5, the mandatory tourist tax in Thailand is cancelled. Cancellation of tax is temporary and will last until June 4, 2009. We remind that the average size of the tourist tax in Thailand was around 30 dollars
Besides the tax, in the spring of 2009 tourists in Thailand will not have to pay the entrance fee in national parks. The cancellation of entrance fees has affected all the natural parks of Thailand, which are more than 70 in the country. Tourist can visit free of charge such pearls of nature in Thailand, as the oldest reserve park of Khao Yai, or the park-museum Muang Boran.
Cognitive tourism in Thailand will also be cheaper. The entrance fee in museums of the country has been halved. For all those, who decide to visit such famous art treasures of Thailand, as the National Museum of Thailand or the Thai contemporary art museum in Bangkok, this fact will be a pleasant surprise.
This measures are taken in Thailand in order to restore tourist flow into the country, which at the end of 2008 decreased by 50%.