Hat Yai lively welcoming Songkran; 12,000 hotel rooms fully booked

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SONGKHLA, April 4 – The atmosphere in Hat Yai district is lively, welcoming the upcoming Songkran Festival, while over 12,000 hotel rooms have been fully booked during April 11-13.

Hat Yai-Songkhla Hotel Association President Somchart Pimthanapoonporn said the Thai public and private sectors together are sponsoring the Hat-Yai Midnight Songkran Festival at Hat Yai’s town centre to attract more shoppers and travellers.

He believed the Songkran Festival this year will be livelier than last year, for there have been no negative incidents in the area. He noted local authorities have also tightened security in the area, particularly at immigration border checkpoints.

According to Mr Somchart, around Bt300 million is expected to circulate during the Thai New Year.