Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has stepped in an ordered an inspection into the food and drinks prices at two Bangkok airports after the price of bottles of water made international headlines after being discussed by the Japanese media.
An announcement was made today by Pol. Gen. Athisit Chainuwat, deputy spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office who stated that the PM has ordered an investigation and wants an explanation as to why food and drinks prices are so high.
An article published on a Japanese travel website was being widely shared on Thai social media after it pointed out that water was being sold at Don Mueang Airport for 40-45 baht per bottle whereas the average price across the country at convenience stores is 9 baht per bottle.
It was also noted that cans of Soda were being sold for 45 baht per can at the airport compared to 14 baht elsewhere in the kingdom.
The article was shared by Japanese expat Akihiro Koki Tomikawa who has thousands of Thai social media followers and pointed out that Narita Airport in Tokyo has an affordable food court and vending machines priced the same as those found in the city.
Thailand is currently the number one travel destination for Asia but with reports of higher than average prices many commented online that it could damage tourism.
What do you think should you expect to pay more for goods or services at the airport or should things be priced the same as the rest of the country?
Source : Coconuts
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