Piphat said he doesn’t want to hurt guests’ feathers by enforcing the onerous daily alcohol sales prohibition at specified hours when they arrive. He also indicated that the government expects to get between 25 and 30,000 foreign tourists starting July 1. I’m glad it only took them a few decades to figure this out, as it took them decades to figure out so many other things.He expects at least 7.5 million people by the end of 2022, with a goal of boosting that number to 10 million.



The afternoon drinking ban has always baffled Thais and foreigners alike, and there have been a variety of arguments for it, none of which are historically correct. The relaxation of the prohibition, however, will not apply to convenience stores “at least initially,” according to Piphat. I have no notion what that implies. To say the least, you’ll get a variety of answers depending on who you ask, including from the officials and officers who have been in charge of the prohibition for decades. Phiphat noted that lifting the ban might have a huge positive influence on Thailand’s tourism industry, which has been impeded by the ‘ban’ between 2 and 5 p.m. for decades. Restaurants and tourist attractions may serve alcohol during this time, at the discretion of the province governors, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. He went so far as to remark, “Imagine if some people are relaxing in their hotel and are suddenly notified that alcohol is no longer authorized from 2 to 5 p.m.” This will surely affect the image of the country.”

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