Interesting news for touroperators. For a few days I meet in a motorbikeshop in Chiang Mai 2 Thaiguides. They are lizens guide for motorbiketours in the north. We talk together and they told me that some guides from Chinag Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai came together and they are not so happy with some farang guides. The check their websites and they saw how much the companys charge for a trip. The Thais only earned 1000 - 1500 Baht a day. So they want more. They made copy of some websites and send to immigration, touristpolice and tax office. One of them told me that now all tours are under controll of officials. Its easy to controll some tours because the companys wrote in their website where they are going and what day they are here or there. Full adress from the hotels and more. So its possible when the tour arrived agents are already there. They used video and photo camera for a bewise. Some websites you found guides frome other countries with full name but without work permit and they are sure with tourist visa. Some have foreigen mecanics on tour. For this , they told me, need also special work permit. Im not shure this case help Thaiguides to get more money. Only police, immigration and tax office. I hear its cost a lot of money and jail also blacklist. Is it right ? 2 years ago they catch a Dutchguide in Top North Hotel after tour. 15 000 € 2 weeks immigration hotel and up to Amsterdam without entry.