Special welcomes for Chinese tourists at Krabi Airport
The Krabi Immigration Office at Krabi Airport has provided special warm welcomes for Krabi Chinese tourists including more exclusive Visa checkpoint lanes.
Krabi Immigration Office Chief Col Suparueak Pankomon led the warm welcome for 138 Chinese tourists who were arriving with a charter flight on Uron Airlines from China. It’s all part of the recent ‘charm offensive’ to encourage Chinese tourists to visit Thailand and restore their confidence in the region’s safety following last month’s marine incident when 47 Chinese tourists drowned.
Col Suparueak says, “the number of Chinese tourists visiting Krabi has decreased since the boat disaster in Phuket. We have added two more visa lanes for Chinese tourists. So now we have four visa checkpoint lanes for Chinese tourists at the airport. Each Chinese tour group is now only taking 30 minutes to process.”
“We have been asking Chinese tourists at the airport and they say that they known about the boat disaster in Phuket. They understand that it was an accident and natural disaster. They are not afraid because most Chinese tourists love Thailand, the sea and Thai food. Many of them return to Thailand every year.”
(The Thaiger disputes Chief Col Suparueak Pankomon’s assertion that “it was an accident and natural disaster”. The boat disaster was 100% preventable and not a natural disaster.)
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