Thai PM Tackles Fake News to Protect Tourism Industry


BANGKOK (NNT) – Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has initiated a coordinated effort to combat fake news that negatively impacts potential visitors, particularly focusing on Chinese tourists, to protect the tourism industry.

In a recent meeting, key figures, including the Minister of Tourism and Sports, the Assistant Chief of Police, the Police Commissioner, the head of the Immigration Bureau, and the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, were called upon by the prime minister to develop strategies to counter misinformation.

Reports suggest that fake news, both from domestic and international sources, has been influencing tourists’ perceptions of safety in Thailand. Srettha emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring Thailand remains a secure and welcoming destination.

As Thailand prepares to welcome more tourists, the premier said these measures are crucial for maintaining the country’s reputation as a top travel destination and safeguarding the tourism sector’s significant contribution to the national economy.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.