Krabi experiences a drop in hotel booking

business December 01, 2013 00:00

By Sitthichai Sikawat
The Nation

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Hotels in Krabi have witnessed a drop in booking through the end of this year, said Chamnarn Srisawat, president of the province's tourism association.

He admitted that protests in Bangkok have dented tourist confidence. As it always takes time for the tourism sector to recover from political unrest, he suggested all parties to seek a compromise and avoid violence. 
Hotels in the southern province, which normally enjoys full occupancy throughout the high season period, now see the occupancy rate at 70-80 per cent, he said.  There are 18,000 hotel rooms in the province. 
"This is due to travel alerts from many countries. The unfavourable condition should remain through the end of this month," he said. 
He is convinced that there is a solution to end political differences, as all love the nation.