Good news for party-goers in Pattaya! Entertainment venues may soon be able to stay open until 1 am, thanks to Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul’s proposal. The move is expected to promote tourism and boost the local economy. #Pattaya #EntertainmentVenues #TourismBoost
The proposal to extend operating hours has received positive responses from the Prime Minister and local operators. However, the government must review laws to ensure minimal impact on local communities and address safety concerns before implementing the change. #PattayaNightlife #LocalEconomy #SafetyFirst
Interior Minister’s Proposal
A proposal by Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to extend the operating hours of entertainment venues in Pattaya until 1 am has been met with enthusiasm from local operators. This extension, from the current closing time of midnight, is expected to promote tourism and stimulate the economy.
Positive Response from the Prime Minister
The Entertainment and Tourism Association of Pattaya City, represented by its secretary Damrongkiat Pinitikarn, has already discussed the issue with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and received a favorable response. However, before the change can be implemented, operators must wait for a cabinet resolution to determine if entertainment venue regulations can be eased.
Pattaya as a Global Tourism Landmark
According to Damrongkiat Pinitikarn, Pattaya holds its position as a global tourism landmark, attracting foreign visitors to its beaches during the day and its vibrant nightlife scene after sunset. In comparison to other countries, entertainment venues in Pattaya currently have significantly shorter operating hours. Despite the push for extended hours, Pinitikarn acknowledges the necessity to review laws to ensure minimal impact on local communities and address safety concerns for tourists, including impaired driving.
Potential Economic Benefits
The proposed extension is seen as a positive development for the local economy, as it could lead to increased revenue for businesses, employees, and vendors. The Interior Minister has indicated that his ministry will examine which tourist provinces and zones may be eligible for the 1 am closing time.
Hopeful Nightlife Business Owners
Lamphueng Hamilton, chairperson of the Pattaya Nightlife Business Association, expressed hope that the government would finally grant the extended hours that operators have been requesting for a long time. Sitthichai Veeradecha, a 30-year-old beer bar operator along Pattaya beach, also voiced his full support for the planned extension, citing the potential for boosted income for entertainment venue operators.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the proposed change to Pattaya’s entertainment venue operating hours?
Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has proposed extending the operating hours of entertainment venues in Pattaya until 1 am, an hour later than the current closing time of midnight. The extension is expected to promote tourism and stimulate the local economy.
How has the proposal been received by the Prime Minister and local operators?
The proposal has received a positive response from both the Prime Minister and local operators, including the Entertainment and Tourism Association of Pattaya City. However, before the change can be implemented, a cabinet resolution must be passed to determine if entertainment venue regulations can be eased.
What are some concerns and necessary measures surrounding the proposed extension?
While the proposed extension is seen as a positive development, it is acknowledged that laws must be reviewed to ensure minimal impact on local communities and address safety concerns for tourists, such as impaired driving. The Interior Minister’s ministry will also examine which tourist provinces and zones may be eligible for the 1 am closing time.