Hotels in southern Thailand full despite bombings

KOTA BAHARU: The bombings and killings in southern Thailand have not stopped tourists, particularly Malaysians, from visiting the festive region.

The Thai Consul to Malaysia, Surapon Petch-Vra said this could be seen from the occupancy rate in hotels which remained at a high 70%.

"How can they say people are not going there as the hotels are full of tourists," he said when announcing Thai Food and Favourite Fruits Fair from July
21-25 at his office here on Wednesday, July 14.

Petch-Vra said tourists to troubled areas like Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun remained satisfactory and admitted that the bombings had raised public concern.

"The bombings occur at certain times and only at certain places," he added. He hopes that more tourists will visit southern Thailand as the situation is under control. -- Bernama
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