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‘Charm Offensive’ awaits at Don Mueang for Chinese passengers



Knee-jerk reaction #48.

The Tourist Police Bureau have dispatched a team of officers to attend to passengers, especially Chinese passengers, at Don Mueang International Airport. More Chinese tourist arrivals are expected to arrive for their Golden Week holiday starting today.

The Deputy Commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachete Hakparn, says additional police officers have been deployed to the airport to ‘raise the confidence’ of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during their National Day holiday.

China’s National Day is on October 1st, while the number of visitors from China is expected to see a surge from October 1-7, 2018, as many Chinese people will travel during this period, domestically and overseas.

The police are co-ordinating the Immigration Police, Vibhavadi Metropolitan Station Office, Don Mueang Metropolitan Police Station, the Airports of Thailand, the Association of Thai Travel Agents and the Department of Tourism, to better serve the Chinese visitors and take care of their comfort and safety.

Garlands and pamphlets showing the Thai traditions and the “dos and don’ts” travel guideline have been distributed to visitors during this dispatching ceremony, reassuring visitors that the Thai officials will do their best to take care of their safety.

The ‘Charm Offensive’ follows another incident at the Don Mueang International Airport last week where an Immigration officer allegedly assaulted a Chinese inbound passenger. The Director of the airport, as well as the director for security, were suspended from active duty for at least 30 days pending an investigation into an incident. It was reported that a Chinese tourist was assaulted by a security guard last Thursday night.

Read the full story about the ‘incident’ HERE.

Tourists in Thailand who faced any problems and wish to request assistance can call the 1155 24-hour hotline, or contact any of the 34 tourist police stations located at key tourism attractions across the country.


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