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The Tourism Authority of Thailand said that they are anticipating a slight boost in tourism for this year’s Loy Krathong Festival. While still much quieter than in the days before the pandemic, this year a bit more travelling and tourism related to the event are expected than last year. The TAT estimates that tourists throughout the country will spend around 1.4 billion baht during Loy Krathong. Over 550,000 domestic trips have been booked this year, according to Tourism Authority governor Yuthasak Supasorn. Northern Thailand will likely receive a large number of these visitors. Around Chiang Mai the Floating Lantern Festival, […]

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4 minutes ago, Bob20 said:

Yeay, TAT have found a vacant calculator to play with again 🤣

Well with the news today of Germany's sudden increase in infections I hope TAT is not encouraging to many of them to come here , allowing Thais to come back in unhindered.

Its bad enough them coming and taking all of the sun beds let alone having them now possibly taking all the hospital beds too 😂

Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid - BBC News

 

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2 minutes ago, gummy said:

Well with the news today of Germany's sudden increase in infections I hope TAT is not encouraging t many of them to come.

Its bad enough them coming and taking all of the sun beds let alone having them not possibly taking hospital beds too 😂

Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid - BBC News

I think it will be mainly domestic, but that's bad enough. They mention CM and some 60.000 visitors. And that while vaccination rate is still low, as they didn't ship the promised 700.000 doses and uptake is low too as people don't want what is offered. Besides, those that just received their first dose in the latest "drive" in the last two weeks aren't protected at all yet.

So it's the same thing all over again. Unnecessary travel that spreads more misery and undoubtedly for some a free present they take back home to spread there again as well.

But hey, whilst the people that fudge the figures are protected and a few businesses can make some money, who cares about a few more funerals?

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Over 60,000 visitors will be headed to Chiang Mai, where the hotel occupancy rate is expected to be 34%. 

Hospital occupancy will beat that percentage no problem.

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3 minutes ago, palooka said:

Over 60,000 visitors will be headed to Chiang Mai, where the hotel occupancy rate is expected to be 34%. 

Hospital occupancy will beat that percentage no problem.

The two designated hospitals are already full, as are the field hospitals. And they have now opened an emergency ICU ward in the convention center.

In addition, two large hotels along Huay Kaew road have already been contracted to accommodate ATK positives for whom there is no place in the field hospitals anymore.

Could well be they count those hotel rooms too...

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how do they think thai people are going to blow all this cash on loy katrong when they cant  open their shops,or work to make money??thai should get with dropping all the  restrictions and let the tourtist return!you cant keep a country closed forever.somethings we just have to live and deal with.life and jobs and feeding our families go on,covid or no covid. the thai people suffer as the govt works  have no worry as their checks keep coming.thai peoples have stopped!! chock dee to everyone.

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Iv'e looked into Vlads Crystal Ball and I predict that the day after Loy Krathong the expected numbers were higher then we predicted showing our Ministers were correct.

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