Small turnout at
ex-TRT party protest
A smaller than expected turnout during
an anti-government protest last week in Lamphun.
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Chiang Mai hotel
occupancy rates plunge
Thai Hotels Association vice-president, Mr. Prakit Chinamourphong, announced
that the average occupancy rate at Chiang Mai hotels during the first five
months of this year had plunged to around 30 per cent. Some hotels in the city
even suffered single digit occupancy rates.
The news of the low occupancy rates came as Dr. Suvit Yodmani, the Tourism
Minister met with leading Chiang Mai hoteliers urge him and his ministry to
develop and promote the tourism image of the city as a high-end tourist
destination, highlighting its time honored Lanna culture and erasing its past
reputation as a backpackers’ haunt.
Dr. Suvit met with general managers and representatives from leading Chiang Mai
hotels such as Four Seasons Resort, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Holiday Inn
and the soon-to-open Shangri-La Hotel.