Chonburi: Tourism events can proceed, with caveats

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All events and activities promoting tourism will be allowed to go forward during the one-year royal mourning period, but must be adjusted to pay proper respect to HM the late King, Chonburi’s governor told Pattaya business leaders.

Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai (center) announces all events and activities promoting tourism will be allowed to go forward during the one-year royal mourning period, but must be adjusted to pay proper respect to HM the late King.
Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai (center) announces all events and activities promoting tourism will be allowed to go forward during the one-year royal mourning period, but must be adjusted to pay proper respect to HM the late King.

Speaking at the Nov.10 Pattaya Business & Tourism Association meeting at the Grand Sole Hotel, Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai said organizers of tradition, sporting and concert events will have to submit their plans to the province for prior approval.

Officials will determine whether such events are appropriate during the mourning period and include proper homage to the late monarch.

For example, Pakarathorn said, all events must display or recite the history of His Majesty or have moments of silence at the beginning or end of each event to pay proper respect.