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PATA Forecasts 10% Visitor Decline

Category: Tourism, Posted:22 Jul 2009 | 09:49 am

Leading industry organization Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) is forecasting a 10% decline in visitors for the year 2009. Aside from the existing factors such as reduced long haul airlift, a continued global recession and rising unemployment additional concerns on the H1N1 virus has caused a further downgrade for the prospects of recovery this year.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has downgraded its projection for tourism down to 13.2 million though most industry insiders are benchmarking the years figure close to 12 million. While the recent events in Jakarta may see a redirect of some traffic into Thailand as Australia has already issues some travel advisories the Bali market summer season is well underway and it's doubtful to see a larger scale impact for the moment.

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Sandstorm In the Sandbox

Category: Tourism, Posted:03 May 2021 | 09:39 am All eyes this week locally are on the fate of the Phuket Sandbox which remains a work in progress. The second round of local vaccinations were planned to start this week but given Thailand’s third wave it’s unclear whether the process can move on the expected timeline due to vaccinations being deployed elsewhere in needed […]