Public sector feeling the effects of current political unrest

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Bangkok, 26 November 2013 The tourism and travel industry has voiced its concerns over the current political unrest, pointing out that foreign travelers have begun to cancel their planned trips to Bangkok. 

According to President and Managing Director of the Dusit International Hotel Group Chanin Tonawanick, the industry is becoming increasingly uneasy towards the situation in the capital, as more foreign travelers have canceled their planned trips to Bangkok.

However, CCT Group President Vichit Prakobgosol, reported that the ongoing protests had marginal effect on the Chinese tourism market in Thailand, given that under 10 – 20% of Chinese travelers, depending on the tour companies, had reportedly canceled their trips to the Kingdom – the reason being that most Chinese travelers were accustomed to Thailand’s political unrest.

As long as the protests did not turn violent, the Chinese government would not issue a warning against traveling to Thailand, added Vichit.