Monday, Nov 28 2022
All Cities
Choose Your City
'Not to offend the jealous admirers of the Volga, but I have never in my life seen a river more splendid than the Yenisey'
A.P. Chekhov, 1890

Fury and confusion as Thailand postpones tourism reopening for another month

By The Siberian Times reporter
24 September 2021

One Russian operator says: ‘We had tourists ready to come, now they are stopped’.

‘We wanted to get our clients back to Thailand and there was interest despite the Covid curbs, which means paying for PCR tests,’ said a Siberian operator

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at the last minute delayed reopening from Oct 1 to Nov 1.

Tour operators in Siberia cannot now honour interest from local clients. 

‘We wanted to get our clients back to Thailand and there was interest despite the Covid curbs, which means paying for PCR tests,’ said a Siberian operator. 

Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, president of the Chonburi Tourism Council, warned local providers had signed deals with Russian companies.

"Nobody will listen to us again,’ he said. ‘They will wait for an official announcement, which may occur in November at the earliest, too late to capture high-season traffic as international flights often need 2-3 months notice for air traffic permission.

‘It also takes that long to promote those packages.'

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy

Name

Town/Country

Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory


News

Business

The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies
EUR63.30USD60.75GBP73.48Other...