Bangkok Bombings Damages TourismThe tourism industry in Pattaya has been affected by the bombings in Bangkok; as a result many European tourists cancel their reservations.
PATTAYA – September 3,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; Mrs.Sophin Thepchak- CEO of Diana group which is a hotelier in Pattaya- revealed that Bangkok bombing has affected the tourism industry Pattaya because some Europeans had cancelled their reservations after the bombing.
She said that Pattaya tourism is down due to the recession, plus the Bangkok bombings had seen falling numbers of tourists. The Diana group is a big hotel chain and they needed to inspect the cars and suitcases of each visitor which caused some inconvenience to travellers.
Mr.Surat Mekawarakul-CEO of Mike group- said that the security had to inspect every foreigner who came into the hotel and the department store as a security measure and they also gave a guest list to the police.