Elephant Camp Owners Meet OfficialsElephant camp owners have complained to officials after they lost a lot of experienced staff to a new camp owned by foreigners.
PATTAYA- November 17th 2015- [PattayaDailyNews] at BangLamung office, Mr.Chakorn Kanchanawatta- chief district of Bang Lamung- chaired a conference after the official had received complaints from elephant camp operators that the camp had been built without transparency due to high competition.
An operator revealed that the business had been going for a decade but tourists now prefer elephant rides through forests and woodlands. As a result, several operators invested in another elephant camp which are owned by foreigners and they have taken all the experienced mahouts from the old camps. Therefore, the old camps owned by Thais have lost a lot of business.
Mr.Chakorn said that the officials will make a set price to control the new camp so that tourists pay the same price. However, the officials will report to the Chonburi official if there are any more problems.