Thailand to Introduce Tourist Courts

by Admin on May 30, 2013

The Nation has announced that it has been proposed that a special  tourism section be introduced at courts in major Thailand vacation spots like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi to assist foreign tourists visiting Thailand.

Yesterday, Thailand Tourism Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said, “Tourists who are the victims of thefts and robberies may have to face a lengthy trial and experience inconvenience because they only stay in the country for a short time”.

The proposal forms part of Thailand’s intention to increase tourism revenue by 2015 by upgrading facilities and services with the aim of attracting “high-quality” visitors.

Thailand attracts many different types of tourists, both short and long term. Short term visitors to Thailand may be vulnerable in an unfamilar environment and thus more susceptible to crime under  Thailand criminal law  either as a victim of a crime such as theft following a bag being snatched or fraud in falling for one of Thailand’s well known scams like fake time share agreements or as a perpetrator who may be caught with drugs and find themselves involved in a bar fight.  Short term holiday makers may also take the opportunity of being on holiday and rent a jet ski or some form of transport and suffer from an accident under Thailand personal injury law .

People who are visiting Thailand for an extended stay or vacation are also vulnerable to these types of risks and cases, but in addition are also more likely to have  other issues, perhaps involving family or Thailand paternity law and custody cases.

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