Complaints have been received from tourists about restaurant operators, especially seafood restaurants. The tourists have described purchasing seafood on the beach but have then received a total bill which they say is not fair and too expensive.
After returning to their home, they have posted on Facebook complaints about the prices of seafood in Hua Hin. The Hua Hin Municipality with Prachuap Khirikhan agencies are now checking that the vendors label the price of goods and food prices by dishes and also by weight. The municipality has tightened measures to ensure compliance with pricing requirements and with repeated infringements licenses may be seized. The move aims to ensure fairness and consumer protection.
The Municipality has recommended that the price of goods and services should be displayed in a clear, and open manner before a decision to buy or use the service is made. In Thailand, the Consumer Protection Act 1979 aims to protect consumers to avoid exploitation and ensure fair trade, including goods or services that are sold in the general market. The move recognises that there will be many visitors over the five days of holiday during Songkran.