From Slurpees to National Park Tickets, 7-Elevens in Thailand Have You Covered
September 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM
We usually don’t just head over to Thailand for the weekend, but the next time we’re in the neighborhood we’re definitely go to visit a local 7-Eleven again. We’re not looking for a Slurpee—although we might get one of those too—but we’re interested in something else that the convenience store chain is working on.
Tourist tickets for all of the country’s 148 different national parks will soon be available for sale at 7-Eleven stores across the country. It sounds like the National Parks Office is still finalizing the agreement, but expect the extra amenity next show up next to spare batteries and ramen noodles soon.
The plan is to have the tickets right at the register as soon as November, but of course you’ll pay a little bit extra for the convenience. There will be a little bit of a minimal service fee to collect your ticket at the store.
Tickets will still be available at the entrance to each park, but eventually there will be a move to automatic vending machines. Park officials are even promising snazzy new artwork of national park landmarks on the stubs, as they’re hoping that tourists hang onto them as beloved souvenirs. That’s of course assuming your favorite part of your trip wasn’t picking up the foreign version of a 7-Eleven delicacy—taquito anyone?