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Posted on Thursday 10 June 2010 in Thailand
Australians who were hoping to go on a holiday in Thailand but were unsure about making the trip because of the recent civil unrest, may be able to rest a bit easier now that a sense of normalcy has returned to the country.
It is up to the country's tourism operators to help tourists realize the difference between real and perceived threats, according to Travel Daily News.
"When you compare the actual risks of traveling to Thailand today, and compare them to traveling in countries where tourism is routinely affected by violent religious extremism, or countries where crime against tourists is somewhat routine in urban centers, there really isn’t a comparison at all," Mark Siegel, CEO of Bangkok-based tour operator Golfasian Co., told the news source.
In recent weeks countries around the world, like the U.S. and England, cancelled their warnings about traveling in Thailand.
Siegel emphasizes that the recent political strife was contained to Thai citizens and did not have much of an impact on foreigners visiting the country.
"Tourists were certainly inconvenienced by the difficulties in April and May, but they were never endangered," he said.
As a result, Aussies planning a Bangkok holiday should now be able to go to Thailand and enjoy themselves.
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