Monday, January 29, 2007

Discount Card Doesn't Offset Two-Tiered Pricing

In a stroke of brilliance, Chonburi Province is offering the "Tourist Visa", which is some sort of discount card that can be purchased for 100 baht that will offer 20-25% discounts at tourist attractions in and around Pattaya.

Chonburi officials apparently failed to consider the irony of the card, which offers discounts to tourist venues that use the racist two-tiered pricing system and charge Europeans an average of 4 times what they charge Asians.

So instead of being charged 400% more to get into The Pattaya Crocodile Farm than Asian people are charged, you are now only charged 380%.

Thank you Chonburi. Your generosity is certainly a boon to Thailand's tourism.

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