Big Joke in middle of night airport inspection as Year of the Pig looms

Big Joke in middle of night airport inspection as Year of the Pig looms

 

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The immigration website on Facebook - the baby of its relatively new chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn - reported on their leader's 1 am visit to Suvarnabhumi airport on Wednesday. 

 

The man known affectionately as "Big Joke" joined with the airport chief and a whole welter of immigration top brass - and of course the press - to inspect the readiness of immigration booths, Visa on Arrival facilities and other arrangements ahead of Chinese New Year. 

 

The Year of the Pig starts on February 5th. 

 

The Immigration Bureau site said that a huge number of Chinese tourists were expected. 

 

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They painted a rosy picture since VoA fees were suspended from November to January, a state decision that has now been extended to the end of April. 

 

They said VoA applications were up 84.75% in November, year on year, and this had now risen to 92.47% up. 

 

Immigration said that they wanted tourists to be confident in their service and be impressed by their work. 

 

Source: Thai Immigration Bureau

 

 

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