Tourism operators say the country’s tourism industry is at risk of a “catastrophic” decline after the government’s “extreme” crackdown on visitors.
In addition to the clampdown, some of the countrys biggest hotels are being shut down.
While the authorities have said it’s only temporary, some have told the National Post that they could go bust in the coming months.
“I don’t think Thailand is going to be the same,” said David Koo, owner of the Bangkok Hilton, which has been a popular destination for international visitors since it opened in the 1970s.
“We’re losing money.
There’s no money left.”
The Thai government has said that it has banned all foreigners from leaving the country for at least six months, and has imposed strict limits on the number of people who can visit the country each year.
(CBC)”The government is not very clear about what they mean by ‘temporary ban’,” said John Cote, who operates the hotel chain’s Bangkok branch.
“They have a number of restrictions and it’s not clear what they are.”
In the past, the resort has held events, such as weddings and funerals, that have attracted thousands of tourists.
“This is an event that we have never been able to host before,” Cote said.
We don’t know how we’re going to survive.” “
It’s the same for our guests, it’s the reason why they come here every year.
We don’t know how we’re going to survive.”
The resort’s head of hospitality, Sukhai Prasad, told the Post that the Thai government was restricting foreign guests’ access to the country.
“Until this is resolved, we won’t have any guests,” Prasads said.
Sukhayathorn Sukhaysakul, who owns the hotel, said the authorities had asked the company to keep the number and timing of events to a minimum, but that he has to limit what he can do.
“These kinds of restrictions will not work,” he said.
The hotel, which operates out of the Khao San Road Hotel in Bangkok, said it was still planning for the coming year.
“In the coming weeks, we will announce more details on our plans to manage our business.
We’ll be looking at the number, timing and number of events that will be held,” Sukhaisakul said.
But, he said, it is likely that many hotels in the country will be unable to survive.
The government has announced that it will be imposing restrictions on foreigners entering Thailand until at least the end of March.
While that means that there will be no international events for a number the hotel said could be as low as 300 people, it will mean that visitors who have spent money in advance to visit Bangkok will be required to return their money before the new year.
A number of hotel owners in the capital have already cancelled events and booked their rooms in advance, while other hotels have also announced that they will not host international guests.
“There is a feeling of panic, the whole country is in shock.
We have been trying to stay open, but the government is restricting our business,” said Cote.
“For us, it really hurts.”
With files from The Associated Press