In spite of the current political situation in Thailand, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports encourages tourists to continue visiting various attractions around Thailand, and assures the public that, as always, very warm hospitality and a Thai smile will be extended to visitors from around the world.
As there have been recent political protests in some areas of Bangkok, and a scheduled “Shut-Down Bangkok Campaign” by protesters on Monday the 13th of January 2014, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is busy preparing measures and activities to accommodate tourists, and facilities for visitors who may be inconvenienced or affected in any way by the protests.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has joined hands with all stakeholders, both public and private sector, from the tourism industry including the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourism Council of Thailand, the Thai Hotels Association, the Association of Thai Travel Agents, tourism businesses and other organizations concerned on the basis of caring for tourists. Moreover, a special Tourist’s Friend Center (TFC) has been established as a channel to give necessary information for tourists and prepare facilities to and at the airport.
The head office of the TFC will be located at the Sport Authority of Thailand and there will be two more TFC branches at Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport.
The TFC will provide five Help Desks at the following BTS stations: Siam, Phaya Thai, Ekkamai, Wong Wian Yai, as well as at the Hua Lampong MRT station.