Tourism Ministry chewing over Thailand travel warning because of anti-government protests

Tourism Ministry chewing over Thailand travel warning because of anti-government protests

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism is thinking of issuing an official travel warning for everyone because of the present political crisis. Thong Khon, the Minister of Tourism, stated that in spite of no notable decrement in tourist numbers between Thailand and Cambodia, having yet resulted from the crisis, the government stays wary of all the risks.

He added that they have not sent out any alert for the Cambodian travelers who want to visit Thailand yet. The ministry is monitoring the situation/

On Friday, the Indian Embassy issued an updated travel advisory for Indian citizens to be cautious of their personal safety if they are visiting Thailand for all the anti-government protesters. The political unrest has been ongoing for over 6 months.

Previous week, the governments of Canada, Singapore and Australia - all issued similar warnings for their citizens of they are touring Thailand. Even after all these warnings from international sectors, the domestic tourist sentiment is generally healthy.

Pacific Asia Travel Association’s chairman Sinan Thourn told that the Cambodian travelers have not been calling off their travel plans; still it has to be said that they country has experienced a little decrease in the number of people visiting Thailand.

He added that tour operators, who are getting booking requests for Thailand, would likely to persuade their clients to go to other popular places that fall in that region.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Tourism report show a thirteen per cent fall in all tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period previous year.