Election Victory signals return to business as usual for tourism
Thailand may finally calm down for a while following a decisive victory by the Pheu Thai party led by Yingluck Shinawatra a 44 year old woman making her Thailand’s first female Prime Minister. A report in The Telegraph today hints at the army being placed in a weakened position which will allay fears of further violence on Bangkok’s streets. All of this is great news for tourists.
Despite Thailand being one of the tourist hotspots of the world, fears over the recent violence have prevented many people from going and scared off a lot of businesses in the capital of Bangkok. Following the election this may all change and with mobile phone companies eager to make further inroads to Thailand, the future looks bright. Many providers are hoping to provide tourists with incentives to use their services and are aiming to use marketing slogans such as access internet worldwide and reduced roaming charges to make their point.
Many up and coming internet and broadband providers are already investing heavily in the Thai market with companies to be found all over Bangkok all breathing a small sigh of relief now that the election is over. As the new government has made the economy its key priority in stabilising Thailand, tourists can look forward to better rates on travel and the internet. The government will be eager to reestablish Thailand’s reputation as a tourist destination in the east. To do this they will be focusing on championing the rural poor who have been such a key support in their election victory.
Thailand is back on the up.