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Avoid all travel to capital, tourists urged

CHAOS reigns in Bangkok as clashes between red shirt protestors and government troops continued through the weekend leaving 34 dead and 211 injured.

Plans to enforce a curfew have been postponed although all government offices and schools remain shut as tourists and the general populace were warned not to venture onto the streets.

Clashes spread to Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani yesterday, which are both United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) strongholds within Thailand. Continue reading →

Direct international flights boost on cards

THE ailing Krabi tourist industry could benefit from radical proposals from a major air carrier.

Thai Airways is considering flying direct to popular Thai destinations outside Bangkok to boost falling passenger numbers.

During the last fortnight up to one-fifth of all tickets have been cancelled due to escalating political unrest as foreign governments strongly advise against travel to the Kingdom. Continue reading →

Cheap flights offer for stranded tourists

BUDGET airline AirAsia is offering European travellers stranded due to the Icelandic volcano a special promotion on flights to Krabi.

A company spokesman confirmed that affected passengers with any carrier could chose its RM99 (excluding taxes and fees) promotion to many Asian destinations. Continue reading →

Schools cancel holidays due to crisis

SCHOOLS in Singapore have cancelled planned trips to Krabi because of the ongoing political crisis. Continue reading →

More flights for Krabi Airport

NO FRILLS carrier Tiger Airways will be increasing its Krabi service as figures show a whopping 50 per cent rise in passenger numbers. Continue reading →

Tourists ’safe’ despite rising death toll

TOURISTS planning to visit the Krabi region have been told not to cancel their trips despite many deaths during anti-government protests. Continue reading →

Foreigner caught with 15kgs of heroin

A NIGERIAN man has been arrested near Krabi for smuggling 15kgs of heroin worth more than 20 million baht into Thailand. Continue reading →

Weapons theft causes red shirt rally fears

A “MASSIVE loss of weapons and explosives” from a Thai army base near Krabi has prompted a government investigation. Continue reading →

Tropical storm expected

VISITORS to the Krabi region have been warned to button down the hatches as a tropical storm is predicted to hit at the weekend. Continue reading →

Travellers fear for paradise lost

TOURISTS visiting Thailand’s Andaman coast have expressed concern that the natural beauty of the region is being eroded. Continue reading →

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