What seemed impossible, is now just a byline. The announced fee hike has been shelved. New Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) chief Rerngchai Prayoonvej has turned back the decision by his predecessor, so reports the Nation (1 Nov. 2012).
No reason given, so just pure populist tactics?
The Thai Travel Weekly though adds:
So ends another unneeded drama ...'The decision is in response to a deluge of criticism from various travel industry associations'.