Dept plans marine parks e-ticketing to curb visitors (The Department of…
Dept plans marine parks e-ticketing to curb visitors
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
it is to introduce
at marine locations
to regulate visitors
to prevent corruption.
with a few marine national parks
then expand the system to include all other parks
director of the DNP's National Park Office
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,"
The new system should bring in more revenue as the fee will be deposited directly into the department's account
The department is setting up a committee to select counter-service agents to sell e-tickets
there are three bidding contenders
Siam Commercial Bank.
the bid winner will be announced by October, before the tourist season kicks off at marine national parks in the Andaman Sea.
online reservations will not be dominated by tourism firms, saying the department will ensure all people have fair access to the system.
have found entry revenue
at some popular national parks
was unusually low.
also intends to
hold a series of open discussions where stakeholders
including business operators
will share ideas on how to improve national park management
how to make dispensing e-tickets more