Events cancelled at Four Seasons following #ShutdownBangkok protests

The Four Seasons hotel in Bangkok has had several business events and a major association event cancelled, due to ongoing #ShutdownBangkok protests.

Four Seasons confirm event cancellations following Bangkok protests
Four Seasons confirm event cancellations following Bangkok protests

Senior director of public relations at Four Seasons Asia Pacific, Nicola Chilton, confirmed that the hotel has received several cancellations from the group and incentive sector this month and added that tourists were taking a ‘wait and see’ approach with regards to the political situation Bangkok is currently facing.

She said: "We're monitoring the situation closely with regards to the political demonstrations, and as traffic in central Bangkok is being impacted, we're working hard to minimise inconvenience to our guests.

"As always, we're optimistic for Bangkok. This is a place that bounces back time and time again."

Meanwhile, the 17th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine and DSMB, which was due to take place on 15-17 January at the Queen Sirkit National Convention Center Bangkok has been cancelled.

A message posted on the event website to speakers and delegates states: "We would like to inforrm you that due to the uncertain polictical situation now in Bangkok, the conference committee has decided to cancel this coming conference this year."

Singapore Airlines has already announced that 19 of the 215 scheduled flights into Bangkok will be cancelled due to the reduced demand.

Protesters are occupying the city centre with efforts to drive out the current government in Thailand.  

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