14 Mar '11, 9am

Thai tourism faces a dip after Japan quake

Bangkok (The Nation-Thailand/ANN) - The travel business in Thailand is likely to suffer a negative impact over the next three to six months as Japanese tourists defer plans to come here, while Thais are likely to travel to other countries for fear of being caught in another quake. Anake Srishevachart, president of the Thai-Japan Tourism Business Association, said arrivals from Japan would experience a negative impact this year over three to six months from now, between April to December. But he said there would not be much impact on arrivals in the short term as most of tourists who booked packages were from major cities like Tokyo and Osaka, far from Sendai, which was hit by the tsunami last Friday. But he predicted that new bookings from Japan would slow until the end of this year especially from the affected prefectures, and the capital, Tokyo. Japan was one of the top ...

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