Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Thailand, holiday in hell or paradise?

From a drunken student wounding 3 tourists with random gun shots, to a Russian being slapped around the face with a fake revolver, to the Evil Man of Krabi, to train derailments and coach crashes. Is Thailand becoming a riskier destination for foreign visitors?  

This recent rash of negative reports has prompted Deputy Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul to issue a statement assuring the world that tourist safety was one of the government's top priorities.

Rag - It should be a priority given the importance of the tourist dollar to the Thai economy. Between bad publicity and developers eating away at Thailand's coastline, Thailand needs to be careful it doesn't become a transit point to neighboring countries. 

Read the full article at the Bangkok Post.

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