Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Curfew lifted in Pattaya, Phuket & Koh Samui!

Amazing news today - Curfew is finally lifted in Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui! 

If anybody have missed the current Thai events - The Thai military have taken over Thailand due to political reasons and due to this they have announced a nationwide curfew of midnight to 0400 am until further notice.  During this time anyone in Thailand must return to their accommodation before midnight and not leave again until after 0400am. So, it seems that it's over for the major touristy places, which is an excellent news for all of us!

I get so many emails about current situation in Thailand, so I am really happy that people can relax and look forward to their trips instead of worry about them! 

Issued at Bangkok at 17.30 hrs. (GMT+7) on 3 June 2014

Curfew has been lifted in three major tourist destinations including Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket as of today. The move demonstrates the commitment by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to promote tourism, which it identified as one of the key drivers for Thailand’s economic growth.

All other Thai destinations remain under a daily curfew (00.01-04.00 hrs.), but given the hours when most travellers are normally in the comfort of their accommodation, this has hardly stopped any visitors to Thailand from enjoying their days in the sun and taking in the sights of the kingdom’s temples, mountains and beaches.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants to assure all tourists visiting the kingdom that tourism remains unaffected since the country was placed under the administration of the NCPO on 22 May 2014.

The TAT also wants to thank and show its heartfelt appreciation for everyone who has taken to social media sites to tell the world that, despite the widely reported and often sensationalised political situation here in the kingdom, it has been “business as usual” at all major tourist destinations.