Dept plans marine parks e-ticketing to curb visitors ( Where e-tickets…
Dept plans marine parks e-ticketing to curb visitors
What The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said?
It is to introduce an e-ticketing system at marine locations to regulate visitors and prevent corruption
What and when director of the DNP's National Park Office said?
There will no longer be walk-in tourists at top marine park destinations soon. The e-tickets will serve as a department tool to control and limit the number of tourists," Songtham Suksawang
The new system should bring in more revenue as the fee will be deposited directly into the department's account
What Mr Songtham added?
to select counter-service agents to sell e-tickets
What there are three bidding contenders?
Siam Commercial Bank
What Mr Songhtam said?
He bid winner will be announced by October, before the tourist season kicks off at marine national parks in the Andaman Sea
When the Department will introduce e-tickets and with who?
with few marine national parks
include all other parks
Where e-tickets rolled out to?
Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi Marine National Park
in Krabi province
Ao Phangnga National Park
Mu Koh Similan National Park
in Phangnga province
Why The DNP has mulled introducing e-tickets for years?
manage visitor numbers
deal with corruption linked to entry fees
Who let their introduction had been proposed?
State Audit Office
claimed the tickets canin revenue collecting
National Anti-Corruption Commission
Where DNP audits have found entry revenue?
some popular national parks
How much it get, people in Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park which year?
In 2015 1.6 million visitors amoundted 70 million
In 2016 revenue jumped 350 million baht after department verified
What The department also intends to?
hold a series of
open discussions where
how to improve national park management
how to make dispensing e-tickets more efficient
What Mr Songtham said?
The department will ensure all people have fair access to the system