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Chiang Mai: Any chance of tourism recovery in tatters after Covid case, TCT chief
 
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The chief of the Tourism Council of Thailand in Chiang Mai indicated that the case of an infected Thai woman who managed to come back from Myanmar and go out and about in the northern Thai city without quarantining was another hammer blow for tourism. 
 
Chairat Trairattanajaratporn told INN, as reported by Sanook, that it was "terrible news" and "should not have been allowed to happen".
 
He said that the private sector was playing its part but cases like this were severely affecting the chances of the country opening up to tourism. 
 
Any hopes of a rise in tourism at the end of the year were now in tatters, he said. 
 
He expected mass cancellations from those who had already booked to go to the city amid the spread of Covid-19.
 
It remains to be seen if anyone was infected by the woman as tracing and testing continues. 
 
Source: Sanook
 
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Had it been Westerners who had behaved like this, they would have been getting the boiling tar and feathers at the ready

I was on the phone booking a trip of 100,000 people when the news broke.     They said they can discount each room 1000 baht to 990, you ok?   no worry, no worry, no problem....ok

...as should the virology center in Wuhan.

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Hey Mr TCT chief, how about you wait and see how many more infections occur in the next few weeks before you start hammering the final nail into the coffin of Chiang Mai's tourism recovery. 

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3 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

you forgot being deported after a stay in IDC for damaging the image of Thailand.  I have a trip to Chiang Mai scheduled for the end of the week, but if they decide to do something drastic depending upon the test results then all is up in the air....pun intended

Let's see. Travel may be restricted into and out of the province. But those in contact with the carrier are in quarantine now. It depends on how fast they can round up any others that have been infected.

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44 minutes ago, petedk said:

Yep my friend's family have just cancelled their New Year trip to Chiang Mai. That is 8 people.

 

I am sure many more will follow.

 

I know of plenty more who cancelled trips to North in December. In total over 25 people.

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If I end up canceling that will be 6 more, and 3 hotel rooms.  They need to get on the ball to mitigate the damage without lying, but then that would be a loss of Face to admit there is a problem, so I am awaiting the "No cases, no positives issue", which will lead to ......well speculation.

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I was on the phone booking a trip of 100,000 people when the news broke.  

 

They said they can discount each room 1000 baht to 990, you ok?

 

no worry, no worry, no problem....ok ok you pay now!!!

 

if they say there are 100 cases, use your common sense on the real number

 

CM is off the list!!!  nomads.....time to post 2 billion pages of why it's number 1 in the world.

 

the question is....if you are old and weak.....are you taking more precautions now to save your life????

 

i hope so..... DON"T worry.....when COVID is over it will be the GREATEST pollution CM has ever seen.....

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