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Chinese E-commerce Platform 'Taobao' Offers Thailand VIP Packages

(CTN NEWS) – Although a Thai travel blogger revealed that those services and elite visas are accessible for purchase on the Chinese e-commerce site Taobao, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says that no VIP service packages or fast passes have been made available for purchase in China.

The embarrassing video of three police officers bringing a female Chinese tourist and her mother from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to a hotel in Pattaya has already brought Thai police under fire.

In the video, the Chinese woman claimed that after booking an airport transfer service with a company, the company persuaded her to pay more to have better, more practical service from the Royal Thai Police (RTP).

Numerous Thai individuals inquired with the RTP and pertinent departments about the availability of the VIP package and police transfer service that the visitor had indicated.

As reported by internet users, different unlawful services are being sold on Chinese social media sites.

These include IVF services, VIP airport transfers with Thai police help, long-term or elite visa services, licencing and registration aid, bodyguard services, bank account opening assistance, etc.

The TAT conducted an inquiry, according to Thanate Phetsuwan, deputy governor of the TAT, and identified no Chinese travel businesses providing tourists with illegal VIP packages or services.

Such as driving license services, bodyguard services, bank account establishing services, etc. He said the woman tourist might have personally gotten in touch with the authorities.

A Thai travel blogger disputed the TAT statement. Today, the travel blogger made a post on the Let’s Go to China (ลุยจีน)  Facebook page saying…

“We’ll review how to purchase a Thailand Fast Pass using the Taobao e-commerce site. It is simple and practical. Since the viral video, many stores have already removed their goods.”

According to the Facebook group, more than 30 internet stores provide police escort services.Chinese visitors just needed to purchase them by searching for the phrase “泰国快速通关Z” (Thailand fast pass) on the platform.

A Facebook post claimed that Chinese travel agents were providing unlawful VIP services to tourists in Thailand.

Prices for the services, which include fast track lanes at immigration checkpoints, ranged from 700 to 1,600 baht and could be reserved at any airport in the nation.

The page states that the fast-track immigration line, where consumers would be accompanied by Thai police officers and would not have to wait in line for document checks, was the most in-demand option.

Nearly 30 tour companies offer this service:

  • Jingtu Tourism
  • Beautiful Thailand Day Trip
  • Guangzhou Hengbo Tourism
  • Xiamen Maoyun Travel Agency
  • Guangzhou Badu Tourism
  • Guilin Perfect Holiday Travel
  • Hubei Extreme Players International Travel Service
  • enjoy traveling
  • Xiamen Meitu Travel Agency
  • Golden travel Thailand
  • Sichuan Youxian Tourism
  • Hubei Xudong National Tourism Wuchang
  • Shenzhen Wanmei Vacation Travel Agency
  • Shanghai Xinggong International Travel Agency
  • Shenzhen Chinese International Travel Service
  • Guangdong Port Travel Agency
  • Beijing Leading Junyou International Travel Service
  • Shenzhen Full Day Tour
  • China Guilin International Travel Service
  • Spring International Tourism Shenzhen Herald
  • Hangzhou Feiguo Tourism
  • China Sichuan Youth Travel Service
  • Guangzhou Taiyi International Travel Agency
  • Sichuan Travel Agency
  • Shenzhen Walking Holidays International Travel Service
  • Hongtu Tourism
  • Shenzhen Love Somfy Travel
  • Sichuan Youxian Tourism
  • Hubei Xudong International Travel Service

The government agency has not yet released a statement regarding the data shared on the Facebook page. Three police officers have had their jobs temporarily revoked while the investigation is ongoing.

The female Chinese visitor who shared the video won’t be questioned for the time being, according to Apichart Suriboonya, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Thailand.

The officers had to carefully evaluate their inquiry since, according to Apichart, the subject was delicate and might have an impact on the alliance between Thailand and China.

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