Thailand lures back visitors with new and cost-conscious attractions
Thailand still maintains its appeal to visitors, with its golden, palm-fringedbeaches, its jungle-clad mountains, its welcoming people, its vibrantnightlife and world-renowned cuisine. And our experience shows that"there is no better time than 09" to visit!Whilst Thailand has not suffered the economic woes to the same extentas experienced elsewhere across the globe, it has definitely seen adecrease in visitor arrivals in 2009. In a country that is so dependent upontourism to prop up its foreign reserves and to provide employment for itsnationals, the importance of reacting quickly to the situation has notbeen missed, and every effort is being made to lure visitors back to thekingdom.
So what does this mean for us, the guests?
To start with, getting to the country has become cheaper. Oil priceshave collapsed and air tickets are now considerably less expensive thanin 08, and numerous airlines have special offers for trips to the majoraviation of Bangkok.Upon arrival, visitors have reported noting to a new attitude: whilst theThais have always been welcoming to foreigners, there is a suggestionthat whilst a steady flow of guests had previously been taken forgranted, there is now a genuine desire to ensure all visitors arewelcomed with open arms. Even visa fees have been waived for the firsthalf of 2009! (see below)