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Bangkok Work More to Protect Tourists from Overcharging and Schemes

Bangkok Work More to Protect Tourists from Overcharging and Schemes

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced a multi-pronged approach to safeguard foreign tourists from overcharging and scams on Thursday.
This initiative comes in response to concerns about tourists being targeted by tuk-tuk and taxi drivers, pressured to visit specific shops, and facing various forms of exploitation.
BMA Permanent Secretary Wanthanee Wattana outlined the key measures:
AI-powered monitoring:
The BMA will leverage its extensive network of security cameras and artificial intelligence technology to detect traffic violations, vendors blocking sidewalks, and illegal parking in areas frequented by tourists.
Certification program:
Tuk-tuks, taxis, and shops registered with the BMA will receive stickers signifying their commitment to fair pricing and ethical treatment of tourists. Additionally, signage will be installed to warn tourists about potential scams.
Joint enforcement:
The BMA will collaborate with other government agencies to identify and penalize individuals engaging in overcharging and deceptive practices.
Public awareness:
The BMA plans to disseminate helpful information for tourists, including emergency contact numbers and guides listing trustworthy businesses with fair prices.
These measures aim to enhance the safety and security of foreign visitors, promoting a more positive tourism experience in Bangkok.SOURCE: Bangkok Steps Up Efforts to Protect Tourists from Overcharging and Scams BY: eTurboNews | eTN  

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