PBTA Expects Tourism To IncreasePBTA (Pattaya Business and Tourism Association) expected that the tourism industry will increase once martial law has been lifted.
PATTAYA -April 2,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr.Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn-director of the PBTA Pattaya- revealed that he expects that tourist numbers will increase after the government dismisses martial law.
In high season Europeans always plan to travel to Thailand and they are likely to still travel here after martial law has been lifted .It’s expected that the tourism industry will be better than last year and when the announcement of martial law is to be cancelled this will boost tourist numbers.
At the moment in Thailand Chinese tourists are the main group and have replaced the falling Russian numbers which has had a major effect on tourism because the Russians spend more than the Chinese who tend to come on package tours and have paid for all their trips already. Also many currencies have dropped considerably in a very short period of time due to the strong baht, so for people coming here spending Euros or the Russian Ruble have seen their currencies drop a lot in a very short period of time making what was once a cheap holiday in to an expensive holiday and are now travelling to cheaper nearby countries like Cambodia and Vietnam.