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Khao San Roadway, a popular traveler location in Bangkok (Image: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The economic sector thinks that extending night place opening hours will bring in more foreign travelers to Thailand, while Pattaya anticipates a 30– 40% boost in tourist income.

Longer opening hours will begin on Dec 15 in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, and Phuket as prepared, and outlets will have the ability to offer alcohol till 4am in specifically designated zones.

The federal government will likewise permit these home entertainment places to open till 6am on the night of Dec 31 for individuals to commemorate the New Year till early morning, federal government spokesperson Kenika Ounjit stated.

Krasae Chanawongse, rector of Krirk University, stated the extension appropriates for the modern-day context of tourist and has the possible to increase the nation’s economy.

Nevertheless, he stated the drinking culture need to take into consideration roadway security and public health also.

Damrongkiat Pinitkan, Pattaya City’s secretary for the show business and tourist, stated longer opening hours will fulfill travelers’ need for night home entertainment.

He stated night places in Singapore, South Korea and Europe can run till 6am.

” Pattaya has actually grown considerably bigger. If the federal government still keeps little night place zoning, it will be tough to examine. Night place business owners in Pattaya are prepared to run their company till 4am and they anticipate to see income rise to 30– 40%,” he stated.

Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, deputy guv for International Marketing at the Tourist Authority of Thailand, stated Thailand made tourist income of 1.23 trillion baht in 2022, some 641 billion baht from the domestic market and the rest from the worldwide market.

This year, the nation has actually invited over 23.2 million travelers. The 5 biggest groups of travelers by citizenship are Malaysia, China, South Korea, India and Russia, respectively.

He stated extending opening hours at nightspots will be as efficient as other tourist rewards, such as the free-visa policies.

The unwinded hours will permit travelers to invest more cash and lure foreign travelers to take a trip to Thailand once again.


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