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Phuket News: Tourist Court opens at Suvarnabhumi

BANGKOK: Phuket’s new Tourist Court officially opens this afternoon but it’s been beaten to the punch by the new Tourist Court at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, which opened yesterday (September 23) to hear complaints from tourists.


Bangkok Post

Tuesday 24 September 2013, 09:21AM


The special court room at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photo: Bangkok Post
The special court room at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photo: Bangkok Post

“This is to provide convenience for tourists who are involved in minor cases because they have a short period to stay in the Kingdom,” said Sittisak Wannanchakij, a spokesman for the judiciary.

Cases will be heard via video link at the nearby Samut Prakan provincial court. The aim is to reduce the number of crimes at the airport and improve the image of the country.

The courtroom is located at CIP Room 4 on the third floor of the airport.

Airports of Thailand Plc interim president Pongsak Semsan said that 1,980 crimes were reported at the airport from January to August, mostly petty.

Suvarnabhumi receives about 150,000 passenger arrivals each day. It has been dogged by complaints of over-pricing by taxis and scams at duty-free shops involving tourists being falsely accused of shoplifting.

Thailand expects about 26 million tourists this year, and plans to open a total of eight tourist courts across the country.

The first was opened in Pattaya on September 5.

The move has been welcomed by some in the travel industry.

“I think it’s a good thing. I would say congratulations to the Minister of Tourism for making it happen,” said Luzi Matzig, director of the Asian Trails travel agency.

“It seems the Pattaya court is working, now we have Bangkok and pretty soon Phuket. I welcome the idea. The courts can issue fines or arrest warrants if the people are found to be crooks, and then the tourists can leave.”

He said the main scams targeting tourists in Thailand involve the hire of jet skis in Pattaya and Phuket, overcharging by taxis, and sales of fake jewellery.

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