Songkran approaches as authorities prepare for the worst
A staged accident on the
Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai road near Doi Saket prepares emergency personnel for the
worst as Songkran approaches.
Polluted skies still around-tourist numbers down
The air pollution in Chiang Mai continues to affect hotel
businesses, as well as the entire local travel industry.
Tourists fearing the hazardous effects of the poor air
quality have stayed away as the number of visitors who have cancelled their
bookings is running as high as 20 to 30%. Ms. Watcharaporn Chongpowpan,
Marketing Director of Chiang Mai Orchids Hotel, revealed that many tourist
groups who had booked their rooms for 5 days had now asked to shorten their
stays to only 2 days.