Tourism agents hit back at protests

TOURISM officials from Krabi will join others from 24 Thai regions tomorrow in a show of unity against the political conflict which is strangling the country’s economy.

Around 1,000 representatives of tourist and travel companies will gather at 16:00 in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park to demand both red and yellow shirts end their protracted dispute.

Travel associations will simultaneously congregate in all key tourism hubs including Krabi, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui in support of the delegation.

The tourism industry has been hit by three years of tensions. And with the red shirt rally set to continue for another few weeks, millions of tourist have been put off from holidaying in the Kingdom.

Tourist Association of Thailand (TAT) governor Suraphon Svetsreni revealed that 100,000 international visitors are expected for this year’s Songkran celebrations bringing in 2 billion baht.

Red shirt supporters of the Democratic Front for Democracy against Dictatorship have been demanding snap elections and the return of fugitive prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to power.

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