There are actually several additional hoops, like a fully booked stay in advance, that non-Special tourists don't have to bother with.
These are the same group who predicted ฿30/US$ by the end of the year back in June.
I'm not sure about if they really thought it through. Individually, Thai people can be smart, but when they all have some function and have to work together, nothing gets done.
They always come up with an idea and they think they can make something out if it without a plan. So I think this kind of 3d chess thinking is not really possible for them as it requires a plan.
When they go with the idea without plan it'll come with the usual huge amount of 'shit, we forgot about this.... And that..... And what about this then?'