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BANGKOK FLOODING Heinecke Cries Foul

Category: Tourism, Posted:12 Nov 2011 | 11:51 am

Bangkok's hospitality sector has started to feel like those stranded submariners in the movie Das Boat.
All of those drama ridden nail biting rides by journalists in the back of pick-up trucks talking about catastrophic doom and the imminent demise of the city.
For many residents the reality is very tragic and the potential loss of homes and jobs is very real.
But more biting is the damage being done by local and international media – depicting a city in ruin and a country virtually submerged in decay.
Fly in to Bangkok, visit the international hotels, Suvarnabhumi airport or shopping district and the reality is very different from the perception abroad.
An article on CNN Go, with Minor's Bill Heinecke commenting "The media gives the impression all of Thailand is under water but all of our hotels have yet to experience any floods."
He added ""The unsettling thing is we've had huge numbers of cancellations, meetings and conferences across the board in the last 30 days, which is sad because none of Thailand's tourist destinations, with the exception of Bangkok, "So it's been devastating."
Despite news that the floods are abating, the cancellations and short term impact by the negative perceptions and sensational headlines have only added to the misery.
While Phuket, Samui and other markets have been largely unaffected the truth be told is that all of the resort markets remain an integral part of BRAND THAILAND, and all remains linked in the big picture.
Getting the news out that Bangkok is alive and on the road to recovery remains of vital interest not only to those in the far away nations capital but on this island as well.
To view the CNN GO article: <link>http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/visit/thailand-tourism-takes-beating-even-where-its-dry-142951*CLICK</link>

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