Thais Reassure Visitors Over Bird Flu Outbreak

Corporate groups visiting Thailand for events can expect “business as usual”, despite the outbreak of avian flu, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has stressed. Precautions being taken by DMCs include the suspension of visits to local markets and the removal of chicken dishes from delegates’ menus. MICE manager for the UK & Ireland Maggie Greenstock described such measures as “designed to put clients’ minds at rest”. “DMCs are being overly cautious,” she said. “We don’t believe delegates face any danger. This isn’t a travelling disease like SARS.” The WHO says travellers are “not likely to be affected by bird flu”.

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