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Tourist Information : Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently launched the Operation Center of Crime Suppression in Tourist and Consumer Fraud

Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently launched the Operation Center of Crime Suppression in Tourist and Consumer Fraud

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand has officially launched the Operation Center of Crime Suppression in Tourist and Consumer Fraud. This center is established by the Thai government in the hope to prevent crimes and consumer frauds among tourists in Thailand. The operation center is located at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 4 Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100. Tel. 02-356 0650 or 02-283 1500 ext.1202-4 during office hours or Call Center 1135 and 1155 Email tsc@mots.go.th and Touristser@gmail.com

The operation center was established to further supplement the services of Tourist Assistance Center, which was introduced to tourists earlier in February 2012 with various centers across the country, in order to assist tourists who encounter problems during their stay in Thailand. The center is on 3 months trial period and will be operative from 15 March until 15 June 2013.

Tourism industry accounts for one of the largest sources of income in Thailand. Hence, in order to promote and support tourism as well as increase the number of tourists in Thailand annually, the Thai authorities have set forth to provide greater security and assistance to tourists.