Motor show bookings stagnant once again

Organiser believes sentiment is gaining

People throng the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show. Despite an increase in visitors from last year, bookings dropped for the fifth year in a row.

Car buyer sentiment is recovering despite lower than expected bookings at the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show 2017, says the organiser.

Jaturont Komolmis, chief operating officer of Grand Prix International Plc, the organiser of the motor show that ended on Sunday, said the company remained satisfied with car bookings at the 14-day event, which have nudged above 30,000 units.

"We see overall sentiment as improving thanks to the expiry of the five-year ownership period for vehicles bought under the first-time car buyer scheme as well as higher crop prices," said Mr Jaturont.

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