by Mark Rogers
In the face of reduced arrivals because of recent political disturbances,Thailand may waive visa fees for all tourists for three months in a bid to attract visitors. Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has also suggested that the country may discount aircraft landing fees. Currently, visitors from the U.S., most European nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand (41 countries in all) do not require a visa to enter Thailand if their stay does not exceed 30 days. Nearly 14.2 million tourists arrived in Thailand in 2008, below the targeted figure of 15.7 million.