In an effort to reassure foreigners and prop up its tourism industry, Thailand has implemented the country’s first “tourist court” that will aim to protect travelers against unscrupulous dealings and crime.
Set up specifically to handle tourist complaints, the pilot project is opening first in the beach resort city of Pattaya this week. More night courts are also planned for other popular tourist destinations such as Bangkok, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket, reports English-language Thai publication The Nation.
The Pattaya court will be open between 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm and hear cases covering personal security and unfair business dealings.
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