PATA: Bangkok ready for visitors

The Pacific Asia Travel Association is asserting that the recent floods Bangkok has experienced should not deter visitors from traveling to Thailand’s capital city as the central part of the city is dry.

The announcement comes after many visitors fled the city ahead of predictions that it would sustain serious flooding. However, PATA said that its office in central Bangkok is operating normally and that only parts of the city have been affected.

“Only parts of Bangkok and some provinces to the immediate north have been impacted. Central Bangkok, like the vast majority of upcountry Thailand, is open and ready for visitors,” said Martin Craigs, PATA CEO. “Transport, infrastructure and tourism outlets are operating as usual throughout the rest of the country, including Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chiang Mai.”