Pattaya tourism has not been impacted by the Mother’s Day bombings in the south, city business leaders said.
Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn, president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, said the Aug. 11-13 bombings across seven southern provinces hit national tourism totals, but Pattaya has remained stable due to security measures enacted to give visitors confidence in their safety.
Chonburi’s governor met after the incidents with the 14th Military Circle to define security measure for tourist attractions, especially Pattaya, to create confidence and prevent unwanted incidents.
The long Mother’s Day weekend was a high point in a dreadful low season for the city, with most hotels near full. Cancellations from foreign visitors was low and Chinese tourists still were flocking to Koh Larn at the rate of 10,000 per day.
The PBTA president suggested that hotels and retail operators help the police by acting as extra eyes and ears, especially by sharing CCTV footage or installing cameras if they don’t have them already.