Entry charges to Thailand’s Phi Phi islands reeling in 1 million baht a day

Entry charges to Thailand’s Phi-Phi islands have been reeling in about 1 million baht a day for the country’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, because the introduction of the e-ticketing system last July.
Revenue from entry fees has elevated by 20 to 30% to a mean of 1 million baht per day, amounting to a total of 137 million baht since the implementation of the system, based on the chief of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi-Phi National Park, Rakchanok Paenoi.
The islands receive round four,000 guests daily, with April seeing two to 3 occasions the variety of guests in comparison with the same month last year. Uncomplicated are Russian and European, Thai PBS reported.
However, Chief Rakchanok Paenoi admitted that there have been issues with checking the e-tickets of some visitors because of poor phone sign, which needs to be addressed shortly. Additionally, the e-ticketing system cannot be used for tourists travelling to different islands corresponding to Ko Phai and Phi Phi Don because of the weak signal.
Department head Atthaphon Charoenchansa said that they aim to promote the use of e-tickets for entry fees to all national parks inside two years. The Covid-19 pandemic led to the closure of the Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park for 2 years, which has led to an improvement in the surroundings and ecological system of a number of islands. Maya Bay has seen the return of a quantity of black-tipped coral sharks, for example.
In September last year, Thailand’s 5 nationwide parks introduced new entry charges to their sights, stinging foreigners within the pocket by growing entrance costs by 100%. The entry charges are as follows::

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