Tuesday, July 7, 2015   

Chaotic Bangkok no go zone for Chinese tourists
(01-09 18:29)

Chinese tourists to Bangkok are expected to drop by 70 percent this month amid the political chaos in the capital, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand Piyaman Tejapaiboon said.
The Lunar New Year traditionally draws more Chinese visitors to Thailand, but this is unlikely this year, he said.
Thailand welcomed 100,000 Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holidays last year, according to data.
As for the first month of this year, with the Spring Festival falling on January 31, Bangkok would be hit the hardest with a 70 percent drop in Chinese tourist arrivals, followed by Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket with 40 percent drop, respectively, Piyaman said.
Sugree Sithivanich, deputy governor for marketing communications at the Tourism Authority of Thailand expressed concern about the decline in short-haul passengers, adding that safety is among their key concerns.
Chanapan Kaewklachaiyawuth, secretary-general of the Thai- Chinese Tourism Alliance Association, said street rallies would scare off the Chinese travelers until March.—Xinhua
   
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