C&I groups cancel events in Thailand

Corporate goups pull out of Thailand amid political unrest

Corporate groups abandon Bangkok amid political unrest
Corporate groups abandon Bangkok amid political unrest

Corporate groups are cancelling C&I events in Thailand amid political unrest that has closed two Bangkok airports.

Thailand-based Chaophya Park Hotel & Resorts general manager Andrew Wood said: "Hotels are seeing many cancellations, particularly in group travel, as overseas tour operators remain uncertain as to when the airports will re-open."

Demonstrations by anti-Thai government protesters have closed Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport and Don Muang, which is Bangkok's former international airport.

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau is working with public and private C&I organisations in Thailand to assist the arrival and departure of international delegates.

In a statement, the bureau said: "Business goes on as usual and all MICE venues, hotels, public and private organisations, shopping centres and restaurants are operating normally. Mass transportation such as the BTS skytrain, subway and bus services, and other international airports in Thailand are in normal operation."  

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Hotels Association, Association of Thai Travel Agents and Thai Airways have established a ‘crisis networking centre' at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport to help stranded travellers.

A number of stranded travellers have been transferred to the Regent Suvarnabhumi Hotel, Twin Towers Hotel, Ibis Hotel, Eastin Hotel, Centric Ratchada and the Ambassador Hotel Bangkok.

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