Japan cancels all Thailand tours

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amazing thailandThe emergency decree imposed over Bangkok and the ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand’s capital have led to cancellations of all Japanese tours to Thailand, according to Anake Srishevachart, president of the Thai-Japan Tourist Association, The Nation reported.

He said that to foreign tourists, the emergency decree is a sign of a possible outbreak of violence between the government’s foes and its supporters, and with security forces.

Last year, 1.4 million Japanese tourists visited Thailand. They spent an average of $600 to $800 per person and stayed in Thailand for an average of about five days on each trip. Thus the cancellation of Japanese tours to Thailand will likely be a big blow to the revenue of the tourism and service sectors, especially during the current high season, Anake said.

The association is urging the government to review the possibility of lifting the decree as soon as possible to restore some of the confidence of foreign tourists and promote calm about the current situation for the sake of the Thai economy and employment, especially in the tourism and service sectors.

On January 24, Singapore Airlines has canceled more flights to Bangkok, as well as some other airlines.

Meanwhile, advance voting has started in Bangkok on January 26. Large numbers of anti-government protesters began to surround polling stations in some districts in an attempt to hold people back from voting. Some used used chain to lock the entrances of some polling stations, and at some districts advance voting was called off.

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The emergency decree imposed over Bangkok and the ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand’s capital have led to cancellations of all Japanese tours to Thailand, according to Anake Srishevachart, president of the Thai-Japan Tourist Association, The Nation reported.

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amazing thailandThe emergency decree imposed over Bangkok and the ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand’s capital have led to cancellations of all Japanese tours to Thailand, according to Anake Srishevachart, president of the Thai-Japan Tourist Association, The Nation reported.

He said that to foreign tourists, the emergency decree is a sign of a possible outbreak of violence between the government’s foes and its supporters, and with security forces.

Last year, 1.4 million Japanese tourists visited Thailand. They spent an average of $600 to $800 per person and stayed in Thailand for an average of about five days on each trip. Thus the cancellation of Japanese tours to Thailand will likely be a big blow to the revenue of the tourism and service sectors, especially during the current high season, Anake said.

The association is urging the government to review the possibility of lifting the decree as soon as possible to restore some of the confidence of foreign tourists and promote calm about the current situation for the sake of the Thai economy and employment, especially in the tourism and service sectors.

On January 24, Singapore Airlines has canceled more flights to Bangkok, as well as some other airlines.

Meanwhile, advance voting has started in Bangkok on January 26. Large numbers of anti-government protesters began to surround polling stations in some districts in an attempt to hold people back from voting. Some used used chain to lock the entrances of some polling stations, and at some districts advance voting was called off.

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