Taiwan visits to Thailand little affected by protests
December 6, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Travel to Thailand remains stable despite Taiwan's recent upgrade of a travel alert for the Southeast Asian country in the wake of anti-government protests there, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.
No Taiwanese tourists have been reported to have been affected by the political turmoil in Thailand, which came as anti-government protesters in Bangkok tried to storm the prime minister's office, according to tourism official Chin Yu-chen.
“We have not seen any cancellations or delays in travel to Thailand so far,” said Chin, explaining that most Thai itineraries are concentrated around less affected areas, such as Pattaya.
On Dec. 2, Taiwan raised its travel alert to Bangkok from “gray” to “yellow,” warning Taiwanese nationals planning to visit to be particularly careful and to pay attention to their personal safety.