Posts Tagged ‘ Tourist Authority of Thailand ’

Reviving Thailand’s Tourism

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

The last 12 months or so have not been kind to Thai tourism. Visitors have been deterred from going there because of the deeply held views of supporters of the government and the trenchant views of the opposition. Disruption has occurred in Bangkok and some other places and there have been outbreaks of violence. The British Foreign Office recommended that visitors stay away and as that can affect some insurance policies, some will have followed that advice. Although the stand-off still exists between government and opposition, things have been quieter. Throughout this year, very few tourists have been affected even where they fly in to Bangkok.



F.O Modifies its Advice on Going to Thailand

May 12th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 14 MAY
The headline stays the same but the advice has changed. Last night the FO advised against all travel to Bangkok in view of the increased tensions and the decision by the Thai government to remove the protestors. The British Embassy will be closed on 14 May and it’s reopening will be reviewed daily.

Our Foreign Office (FO) has modified the overall advice it gave to us not to travel to Thailand. There are still some parts that it is suggested we don’t visit but these don’t apply, in the main, to the main tourist areas. The Thai government has been at pains throughout recent weeks of demonstrations in the capital, Bangkok, to say all is fine and tourists would be unaffected.
Should we believe them?



Going to Thailand?

Apr 25th, 2009 | By

For the last six months or so, tourists going or considering going to Thailand have probably wondered whether it was a good idea. At the end of last year, the main airport in Bangkok was effectively closed by anti government protests. A little while ago a summit in Pattaya had to be postponed because of protests and over Easter protests again surfaced in Bangkok. During this time there were the usual advisory notices from the Foreign Office urging people not to visit. Countries as diverse
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