Tourists cancel booking for Koh Samet

business July 30, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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The majority of tourists, mostly from Europe and China, have cancelled hotel bookings for Koh Samet following the oil spill which affects only a tiny part of the island, said a business operator.

 Pisanu Kemaphan, president of the Rayong accommodation club, said that the tourists show no confidence in the clean-up operations for the oil spill which has been reported worldwide. 
"This will cause long-term damage," he said, urging all related government agencies particularly Tourism Authority of Thailand and the media to present good sides of the island. He noted that 95 per cent of tourist attractions on the island has remained safe from the oil spill, which hits only a tiny part of the western shore.