The controlled environment at Suvarnabhumi airport on Dec 7 following the detection of Omicron version in Thailand.( Image: Somchai Poomlard)

Tourist operators in popular locations deal with more cancellations due to the suspension of the Test & & Go plan.

Pongsakorn Ketprapakorn, president of the Tourist Council of Phangnga, stated around 60% of reservations in January from 36 Phangnga hotels have actually been cancelled. Hotels have actually currently lost more than 100 million baht.

Travel representatives in Europe, especially Scandinavia, are selecting other locations such as Vietnam, Bali and the Maldives as the Test & & Go suspension is most likely to be extended till a minimum of completion of this month.

Mr Pongsakorn stated even if the plan reboots in February, immigrants are not likely to return till March as they need to prepare journeys and obtain Thailand Pass, which is a lengthy procedure.

” If more sandbox locations can not be opened throughout the suspension of Test & & Go, we may lose the high season chance and need to wait till completion of the year,” Mr Pongsakorn stated.

The cancellation rate in Krabi increased by 30% from completion of December to January, and the typical hotel tenancy rate for Pattaya in January will not surpass 30%, regional Tourist Council members stated.

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