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How to beat the long lines at Thailand’s immigration counters

How to beat the long lines at Thailand’s immigration counters

One outcrop of the tourism boom in Thailand and soaring airlift is the increasingly long lines at airport immigration counters throughout the Kingdom. One of the best ways to beat the stress for regular travelers is the 5-year membership program with Thailand Elite.

Premium arrival and departure services at Thai airports are available to members, which will give you a way to pass through special counters instead of lining up at the end of the line. Another key benefit is the 5-year Privilege Visa with multiple entry and one year extensions.

Other features include government concierge services with Thailand Elite staff to help process Thai driver’s licenses and work permits. Depending on the level of membership there are add on such as airport transfers starting at 24 a year at the entry level up to  an unlimited number at the highest level.

Pricing for the 5-year membership is THB500,000.00 which is ideal for property owners and those working here who travel in and out of the country on a regular basis. There are premium 20-year plans for individual and families with a higher price level and annual fees.

One initiative that the property sector has embraced and some developers have packed together with real estate offerings is the Property Corporate Membership for 20-years. There is a provision for transfer limited to one change and the benefits follow the premium program. Pricing depends on the number of units purchased and these levels can be discussed directly with Thailand Elite.

Getting in and out of the country easily for second home and vacation home owners is a key element of the attractiveness of a country which  thrives on favorable door to door flying time to much of Asia. Brand Thailand has a strong pull and the incentive under these programs removes a great deal of hassles for property buyer and developers looking to attract a broader marketplace.

 

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Bill Barnett has over 30 years of experience in the Asian hospitality and property markets. He is considered to be a leading authority on real estate trends across Asia, and has sat at almost every seat around the hospitality and real estate table. Bill promotes industry insight through regular conference speaking engagements at key events and spends substantial time with his feet on the ground on research projects and gathering market intelligence. Over the past few years he has released four books on Asian property topics.

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