Friday, June 20, 2014

Thailand junta cancels curfew nationwide

News this week: Last week, Thailand’s ruling military junta, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), removed its night-time curfew nationwide with immediate effect. The council has been gradually easing the night-time curfew since the end of May.

The three-week long curfew was first shortened, then subsequently removed in seven MICE and tourism-focused locations across the country. The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is currently working with key public and private sector partners to reinforce industry stakeholders’ understanding of the situation in Thailand.

Mr Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB, was quoted, “Stability is a key consideration for MICE travellers, and the lifting of the night-time curfew is a strong indication that the situation throughout Thailand has returned to normal for business travellers. We look forward to extending our famous warm Thai hospitality and world-class MICE service to our valued visitors.”

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