Russell Newton tweeted: “When 1.5-2 million people have lost their jobs in Thailand due to idiotic lockdown rules putting off tourists, a tourist tax will be the equivalent not just of kicking a person when they’re down but then stamping on their head just to make sure they never get up.”
However, Anna tweeted: “It’s beneficial to enable sustainable tourism and pay for healthcare for people not living in those countries. Makes sense to me.”
Thailand isn’t the first country to introduce a controversial tourist tax to cover costs.
Croatia charges tourists around £1.20 per night while the Asian nation of Bhutan charges a whopping £183 per day.