Thailand Tourism Authority Issues Update on Bangkok Bombing and Travel

thailandThe Royal Thai Government has issued a Message of Confidence addressing last week's bombing at Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

“With regards to the incident that occurred in the Ratchaprasong area on 17 August 2015, the details of which have been regularly announced by the Royal Thai Government pertaining to assistance provided to the injured, as well as investigations and relevant actions taken to bring the perpetrators to justice," said Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a government spokesperson. "The Royal Thai Government wishes to reassure the public that the situation is under complete control of the security officials. Additional security personnel both in uniform and plainclothes have been deployed to patrol every area so as to accord maximum security to the general public. In addition, the Royal Thai Government would like to convey to all foreigners who are planning on traveling to Thailand, be they for tourism, trade, educational or business purposes, or MICE, that the Government shall be doing its utmost to provide a safe and secure environment for the duration of your stay in Thailand and that you will experience Thai friendliness and hospitality as always."

The Thailand Tourism Authority (TAT) said it has been working closely with the Thai tourism industry members as well as travel partners across the world to provide regular updates on the current situation in the country. Immediate assistance has been extended to the affected people, the TAT said. 

Looking ahead, the TAT said it is still on track with its 2015 global marketing activities, with several travel trade events and road shows in the pipeline between now and December to maintain tourist confidence and strengthen the image of Thailand as a top tourist destination.