Thailand remains safe despite regional turmoil

Thailand remains safe despite regional turmoil

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that even with the situation in the Asia Pacific, travellers can be confident the country is still a safe and welcoming tourist destination.

The announcement comes as Japan continues to battle the fallout from an earthquake and subsequent tsunami which rocked the country earlier this month.

Upward of 10,000 people are thought to have been killed, with engineers continuing to work around the clock to stabilise the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.

However, TAT was quick to explain Thailand, as well as neighbouring countries, have not been affected by any airborne radioactive materials.

There is zero risk of such materials reaching Thailand, added TAT.

Government inspectors are screening food imports into the country and have not detected any indications of radiation.

“Anybody considering a visit to Thailand in the near future doesn’t need to worry, as the situation is normal,” read a TAT statement.

“This is further witnessed by the number of tourist arrivals that remains robust, as people come here to enjoy Thailand’s unique culture, abundant natural beauty and remarkable variety of attractions.”

WSDE Sport Tourism Expo

The announcement is positive for WSDE Sport Tourism Expo which is planned for later this year.

Expected to be one of the highlights of the tourism calendar, World Sport Destination Expo is the only global B-2-B exhibition dedicated to showcasing the booming $600 billion a year sport tourism market - the most rapidly growing sector in travel and tourism.

WSDE presents a much needed annual opportunity for the sport tourism industry to come together, not only to conduct lucrative future business deals and source new contacts and markets, but also to gain invaluable insights from the advanced knowledge of market leaders.

Now in its 2nd year, WSDE  2011 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand - Asia’s Sport Tourism Gateway - from September 27th – 29th 2011.