Bangkok bombing has “limited impact” on tourism

Measures put in place to bring swift recovery, officials say
The impact of the recent Bangkok bombing on tourist arrivals will only be brief, Thailand’s tourism ministry officials are saying.
The Thai government has acknowledged a blip in arrivals since the bombing, but it expects that measures being put in place will bring a swift recovery.
“The incident has had an impact, but it is limited, as hotel bookings and reservations are still good up till the end of the year,” Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports, said at a press conference in Bangkok.
Daily arrivals at all of the country’s international airports were at 85,000 until August 17, when a bomb exploded at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. This fell to 70,000, which was still 10% higher than the same rate last year, the ministry said.
Conference arrivals during the August 1-23 period reached 2.1 million, up 31.7% from the same period in 2014.
Officials are emphasising moves taken to stabilise the market, such as 4,000 more security officers stationed at public places in Bangkok and improved use of technology such as CCTV.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau confirmed that a total of 72 MICE events with more than 76,000 delegates will proceed as planned between now and October. The travel trade event IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 is scheduled to run from September 29 to October 1.
TTG Asia

x

Check Also

Laudamotion, Ryanair, buy, M&A, airlines, Austria, aviation, business, option, EU

Laudamotion, Ryanair and Lufthansa in dispute over aircrafts

The Austrian based Laudamotion and 25 percent owned by Ryanair is arguing with German giant Lufthansa over aircrafts not delivered after Air Berlin bankruptcy.

Nordica, CEO, profit, estonia, airline, flag, national, tamm, resign, management, chief executive, Lux express, Hannes Saarpuu

Nordica chief executive resigns

Jaan Tamm leaves the Estonian carrier on a high, soon after the airline posts its first full-year profit.

Textur, Denmark, Jutland, north, food, restaurants, fish, Brøndum, Aalborg, Blokhus, Lønstrup, Glashuset

Jutland foodie experiences attract visitors

Restaurants in Aalborg and dotted around the coast are reason enough for a tour of northern Denmark.

Cubex Centre Prague, Czech, MICE, meetings, car, sales, promotion, projection, futuristic, events

Flexible new MICE venue opens in Prague

At the Cubex Centre Prague, it’s even possible to hang a car or heavy technology from the ceiling.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Leonardo, class, ship, order, cruise, new generation, markets

Norwegian Cruise Line orders two more newbuilds

The news pushes an already record-high worldwide cruise ship orderbook to 108 new vessels.

Norwegian, profit, results, finance, quarter, hedging

Norwegian delivers better-than-expected Q2 results

Europe's third largest low-cost carrier surprised the markets when presenting its Q2 results on Thursday June 12.