The leader of the Thai Hotels Association’s eastern chapter urged the new mayor, Poramase “Beer” Ngampiches, to fix what he calls Pattaya’s five most urgent problems to prepare for continual tourists’ return and an expected “high season” this year.
Yesterday, Wednesday, May 25th, Phisut Sae-khu, leader of the Thai Hotels Association’s eastern chapter, announced what he called the five most urgent problems across Pattaya, which were the never-ending road repairs, dilapidated footpaths, flooding issues, beach landscaping, and full, city-wide, legal, late-night reopening of all entertainment venues.
Residents and tourists had been complaining about these long-standing issues seemingly before the COVID-19 pandemic, and some recently questioned why the roadworks in some tourist destinations such as Walking Street suddenly resumed the moment border closures had eased and tourists started to return versus being handled in the past two years of no tourists and mandated entertainment business closures.
Phisut suggested for the new mayor Poramase Ngampiches to solve these five problems as urgently as possible because the number of tourists is picking up as Thailand is moving into the high season later this year in Quarter 4. He said that the problems would cause a tremendous inconvinience to visitors and taint the city’s image.
We covered the recent Pattaya mayoral election, in which Poramase Ngampiches or Beer unofficially won and is awaiting formal appointment as city mayor by the Election Commission. You can learn more about the election by clicking here.