Japanese cancel trips to Thailand

Japanese tourists have cancelled plans to visit Thailand after the invocation of emergency decree in Bangkok and surrounding provinces on Wednesday, president of Thai-Japan Tourism Association Anek Sricheewachart said on Saturday.

They believed that the emergency law enactment was a sign showing that the Thai government would use force to disperse the anti-government protesters and delayed planned trips to Thailand for safety reason, he said.

Mr Anek said as many as 1.4 million tourists visited Thailand in 2013, spending about 30,000 baht each for a five-day-trip on average.

The cancellation of hotel room reservations and tour packages has affected tourism related businesses, facing a huge amount of lost revenues, he added.

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Discussion 1 : 26/01/2014 at 04:25 AM
1000 food in thai road side vendors? That is a lot of food from vendors for one day.
Discussion 2 : 26/01/2014 at 12:19 AM
The original article read 30 billion baht, it must have been rectified after some of us commented it.
Discussion 3 : 25/01/2014 at 05:52 PM
Where did all the commentators get 30 million, i read 30,000 over 5 days, That is not much, 6000 per day = accommodation 2000 perhaps, 1000 food in thai road side vendors, 2000 in a rerstaurant per day, taxi's, car hire, temple visits, buy mementos, not much really . This is just an estimate from my point of view as a restaurant owner
Discussion 4 : 25/01/2014 at 05:37 PM
30,000 is 30 thousand not 30 billion.
Discussion 5 : 25/01/2014 at 01:50 PM
How many Japanese cancelled? All of them? Three of them? I mean, come on. Where are the documented figures to back up this claim?
Discussion 6 : 25/01/2014 at 01:28 PM
The Japanese must be spending all 5 days of their trip in local karaoke bars.
Discussion 7 : 25/01/2014 at 01:11 PM
An average of 30 Billion Baht each for a five-day-trip ??? Even the Japanese imperial family woudn't spend that much !!! Please do recheck your conversion table...
Discussion 8 : 25/01/2014 at 12:54 PM
I knew that the Japanese love to spend big money on nightlife in Thailand but "30 billion baht each for a five day trip" !!! Astounding !!! lol
Discussion 9 : 25/01/2014 at 12:48 PM
Boy the Japanese must be packing some cash! 30 BILLION Baht EACH? Come on BP lets do some proof reading prior to publishing.

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