Thailand Tourism Is Down But Not Out

The closure of Bangkok’s international airport has created a HUGE blow to Thailand’s tourism industry and economy. Bangkok’s top class hotels and restaurants have been hit hard. Even though Bangkok’s airports are now fully operational, recovery for Thai tourism is going to be slow. Combined with the global economic crisis, Thailand did itself no favours. Ironically, the type of tourists that Thailand endeavours to attract have been driven away. Single males seeking fun-in-the-sun are now what is keeping part of the Thai economy afloat. The fun-in-the-sun seekers or ‘mongers’ will walk through warzones to get what they want. I dare say that some families who were caught up in Bangkok’s airport crisis have possibly been scared away for life. 

Thailand’s tourism is down but not out for the count. Amid the nightlife scene in Bangkok, the popular go-go bars in Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza are starting to get busier. It’s the luxury hotels, airlines and tour operators that are really suffering. Thailand needs to be grateful to the ‘mongers’ but the Thais will never admit that fact. During this global economic crisis, Thailand’s luxury hotels and restaurants have to realise that they are just too expensive. Whether they do anything about the problem remains to be seen…

This informative report says it all by YAHOO NEWS  

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