Tourist figures plummet in Krabi

KRABI is suffering from the ongoing political turmoil with tourist figures down by up to one third this month.

International visitors arriving through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport fell from 90,000 per day during January and February to just 70,000 currently, according to the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA).

Ongoing street demonstrations and political uncertainty are widely attributed to be causing the trend, with tourist hotspots such as Krabi worst effected by the downturn.

Association president Surapol Sritrakul said key markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and South Korea had all had visitors cancel their Thai holiday plans this month, fearful of expected violence in the capital.

However, the normally safety-conscious Japanese were surprisingly unwilling to change their travel plans and were still arriving in large numbers.

European tourists, especially from Eastern Europe and Germany, also seem to be unaffected by the social unrest.

The ATTA has advised travel agencies to avoid Bangkok and transport customers directly to tourist destination such as Krabi, Phuket, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.

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