Pattaya officials are preparing for a visit from a Chinese tour company that could bring as many as 10,000 mainland visitors to the city through Nov. 20.
The city welcomed the Pro-Health China Tour group to Pattaya Nov. 8 with a reception at the Alangkarn Theatre. The company, which met three days earlier with city officials to plan logistics for the trip, said groups of 800 tourists would be arriving in waves, visiting Pattaya, Bangkok and Ayutthaya.
Pattaya officials said they expected such a large influx of tourists could present traffic and security problems. The city planned to dispatch traffic police and civil-defense volunteers to help manage traffic and parking.
Tour guides from the C.C.T. Express Co., Ltd. show their readiness for the predicted influx of Chinese tourists this month.
During their stay, the tourists plan to visit Walking Street, Koh Larn, the Tiffany Show, Alangkarn Theatre, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and King Power.
“It is of absolute necessity to prepare an excellent welcome for this tour group since Pattaya has worked hard by travelling abroad to form relationships including building confidence for foreigner regarding safety,” said Pattaya Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat.