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TAT paints positive outlook for Songkran tourism in Chiang Mai - but hotel bookings static

 

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Chiang Mai News said that the Tourism Authority of Thailand were expecting more tourists in the north at Songkran but that hotel bookings have failed to reflect this yet.

 

Following a rise in tourist arrivals and flights at New Year and Chinese New Year the TAT expect Songkran to be no different.

 

A Chinese website devoted to tourism also pointed in this direction.

 

But La-iat Bungsrithong of the Northern Hoteliers' Association said that hotel bookings remained sluggish for the Songkran period.

 

Though she expected occupancy to be in the 65-70% range once individual travelers are added to Chinese tour group bookings.

 

Many visitors are expected from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China.

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 

 

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15 minutes ago, webfact said:

the Tourism Authority of Thailand were expecting more tourists in the north at Songkran but that hotel bookings have failed to reflect this yet.

TAT policy must surely be: Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

 

The rationale for a booze ban is to prevent road accidents. There will be no impact because the residents who have a good stock of booze will continue to drive drunk. 

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On 2/18/2019 at 5:06 AM, brommers said:

If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

 

The rationale for a booze ban is to prevent road accidents. There will be no impact because the residents who have a good stock of booze will continue to drive drunk. 

Road fatalities halved when alcohol banned

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:06 AM, brommers said:

If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

 

The rationale for a booze ban is to prevent road accidents. There will be no impact because the residents who have a good stock of booze will continue to drive drunk. 

So “a load of fun” can only be had by tourists if they have booze ?

 

hmm

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:06 PM, brommers said:

If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

If that was only remotely true, I for one would vote for alcohol ban all year long in Chiang Mai.

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:06 PM, brommers said:

If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

 

The rationale for a booze ban is to prevent road accidents. There will be no impact because the residents who have a good stock of booze will continue to drive drunk. 

So, what you're saying, is that a single day booze ban, of which potential tourists have no idea about, will make people change their vacation to Laos or Cambodia?

 

You do understand how stupid that actually sounds...don't you?

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:06 PM, brommers said:

If the booze banners get their way and there is no alcohol on sale on April 13 you can bet your bottom dollar that tourists will not only stay away, they will switch to Cambodia, Laos etc where they can have a load of fun.

 

The rationale for a booze ban is to prevent road accidents. There will be no impact because the residents who have a good stock of booze will continue to drive drunk. 

switch to SEA"s armpit number one and two because of one booze free day? Has to be the most desperate attempt at thai bashing this year.

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