Hoteliers offer special packages to flood runaways


BANGKOK, 28 October 2011  – Hoteliers have agreed to help relieve financial worries of the flood runaways by offering them accommodation packages at a special rate.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, around 60 to 70 percent of the hotels in non-flooded provinces in the central region are ready to welcome holiday makers escaping floods with cozy rooms at just 300 to 3,000 THB per night. The campaign will continue until the end of November when the flood situation is expected to return to normal. Interested people can call TAT’s 1672 hotline.

Apart from the budget hotel program, TAT and other tourism-related agencies have prepared to carry out three strategies involving tourists’ participation to lure tourists back to Ayutthaya province. Visitors of Ayutthaya will be invited to take part in the clean-up and fund-raising campaigns to help restore over 400 flood-torn temples in the province. Special promotions will also be offered to holiday makers taking trips to tourism attractions.