The head of Thailand’s hoteliers’ association has predicted a tough year ahead for Thai tourism if bookings for the upcoming Chinese New Year are anything to go by.
Bookings in Thailand look to be down 15% on last year, Suphawan Thanomkiatphoom told the Thai media this morning.
So far only 60% of hotels have been booked for the period of January 25th to 31st. It should be much higher as China decamps on the largest annual holiday for Chinese people.
Suphawan Thanomkiatphoom painted a grim picture of the year ahead, certainly looking like one that would be down on last year.
She cited economic conditions, the world political climate and the strength of the baht as ongoing problems.