6,000 American Sailors Depart Pattaya After Short Break

Pattaya —

6,000 American sailors on the United States Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 9 recently departed from Pattaya today, April 28th, after a rest and relaxation visit.

During the sailors’ stay between April 24th to 28th, Walking Street, Pattaya’s renowned nightlife district, saw a surge in activity. Groups of sailors were observed visiting various places on the street, including bars, restaurants, and go-go bars.

Business owners were generally delighted by the economic benefits the sailors’ visit had brought. Mr. Sunthorn, the owner of a go-go bar on Walking Street, told The Pattaya News that he felt happy the city finally witnessed a resurgence of international tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic. He predicted that the sailors’ visit had generated hundreds of millions of baht in revenue for the city.

Meanwhile, Lisa Hamilton, President of the Pattaya Nightlife Business Association, stated that she observed a change in the sailors’ behavior. Many chose to spend time on the beach or shop at malls, which she said could be due to the hot weather or the regulations imposed by the US Navy to prevent any undesirable incidents.

Lastly, Ms. Kai and Mr. Chris, the owner and manager of another go-go bar, shared similar sentiments with The Pattaya News. They said that they had witnessed a significant increase in business during the sailors’ stay. They also expressed gratitude to the Pattaya authorities for promoting tourism in the city.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.