Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem spoke to the Thai media today and said the city has finalized plans to ensure the safety of an estimated 200,000 Chinese visitors set to visit Pattaya next week.
October 1st to October 7th is Golden Week in China and one of the busiest time of year for Chinese tourists to travel.
The Pattaya Vegetarian Festival is expected to be a major hit with the tourists and is timed to fall during the same period.
The Mayor said the safety and security of the tourists is a major concern as they visit the many tourist attractions the city has to offer such as the surrounding islands and Nong Nooch Gardens.
Regular residents of Pattaya should get ready to see a lot more tourists in town starting next week.