THA considers asking junta to crack down on illegal hotels

Breaking News January 19, 2016 17:37

By The Nation

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The Thai Hotels Association may ask the junta to use its near-absolute power to force unregistered hotels out of business, as police have been doing little to tackle the problem.

Surapong Techaruvichit, president of the THA, said the hospitality sector had considered speaking directly with the militaryled regime about the problems caused by unregistered hotels and asking it to use the interim constitution’s Article 44 to get rid of such illegal operations.
“The association and registered operators believe that if Article 44 is used, the number of nonregistered properties will decrease,” he said. 
According to the THA, more than half of the hotels in the market are unregistered. 

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