The situation is normal in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand as everyday life continues despite the recent explosions in some of the country’s southern provinces. Thailand’s cities and tourist attractions are reportedly as busy as usual. There is an increased security presence at all major attractions and shopping areas as well as in airports and train stations, to ensure the safety of tourists and locals.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said “We are pleased to report that the recent attacks in Thailand’s south have not massively impacted on people’s determination to enjoy the delights of the kingdom. We are ensuring the safety of visitors by stepping up security nationwide and want everyone to know that it’s business as normal in Thailand.
All planned tourist and business events and festivals are still going ahead and the message is that Thailand is very much open to business. The international tourist organisation UNWTO has expressed confidence in the safety of Thailand as a tourist destination and will be hosting World Tourism Day in Bangkok on 27 September as scheduled. The WTTC Summit in April 2017 will also be going ahead as planned.