The Bangkok shutdown issued travel advisory for global tourists traveling to Bangkok to avoid places where the Protesters are going to hold rally or stage demonstrations against the government.
The biggest issue for travelers will be mobility as protesters have closed seven major Bangkok intersections. The protests, according to latest reports should see another month of tourism shutdown.
Although many parts of Bangkok are untouched, several of the rallies are in popular tourism areas including Silom, Asok and the Ratchprasong – the popular shopping area near major hotels as the Four Seasons Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Erawan and InterContinental Bangkok.
According to the latest reports from Bangkok, the hotels are still open welcoming guests but the transportation system is plagued by the unruly protest marches and rally in the Bangkok area. Allowing ambulances, the Protesters have blocked many important roads. Tourists flying out from Bangkok are advised to leave for the airport four hours before their scheduled flight.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) advises tourists flying in and out of Bangkok to connect to their destinations using the BTS Skytrain, MRT subway and Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link services.
Sources from the regional media reveal that over 6,000 taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport will provide 24-hour service to passengers in Bangkok during the shutdown attempt.
Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism has reportedly providing tourism assistance centers at both Suvarnabhumi and DON Mueang airports where travelers can coordinate with public and private agencies, including Tourist Police, the Immigration Bureau, Metropolitan Police bureau and the Thai Hotel’s Association.