Hotels in Hat Yai fully booked during New Year festival

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SONGKHLA, Dec 16 – Hotels in Hat Yai, the business center of this southern province, have been fully booked during the New Year festival, according to the president of the Tourism Business Federation of Songkhla president, Somchart Pimthanapoonporn.

He made his remarks about tourism in Songkhla’s business town of Hat Yai in December that it is more lively ahead of Christmas and the New Year.

Malaysian tourists start arriving ahead of Christmas to Hat Yai by passenger buses and personal cars, while business areas and hotels are crowded with Malaysian and Singaporean tourists.

More than 12,000 rooms in Hat Yai have been fully booked in advance to celebrate the New Year countdown festival, he said.

This year, the event “Night Paradise Hat Yai Countdown to 2013” will be held on December 30-31 in the town centre along with other festive activities, he added.