fountainhall wrote:Given the massive Immigration queues at certain times of the day, increasing the amount of information required and doing nothing to make the entire process faster for foreigners is just so typically Thai. Over the years I have seen so many cases of Thai officials from a multitude of departments being loathe to take advice from other countries or even to take a quick look at what other countries are doing. TIT!
Good point. One step to promote tourism would be to ensure short immigration queues and therefore guarantee a good start to everyone's trip. As a good example, Malaysia manages immigration in a fraction of the time, often with no queue AND manages to take fingerprints.
That's a direct competitor for tourists, at least in some segments of the market.