Thailand has been in the news recently for all of the wrong reasons. The Southeast-Asian country has gone through three prime ministers in the last twelve months, faced an in-flow of refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar and endured a one week airport closure due to anti-government objectors. It sounds like to last spot where folk should spend their vacations. Nevertheless Thailand is a great escape, particularly now in winter season. Not very long ago, Bangkok's world airport was closed and all flights out of and into Thailand cancelled for more than a week.
One or two hundred thousand travelers were stuck without any flights taking them where they wanted to be. As a consequence, many travelers that were on the point of leaving to Thailand cancelled their flights and went someplace else. This has lead on to hostels in Thailand reporting extremely low occupancy rates and flights into Thailand are half empty also. This slump in demand has been buttressed by the worldwide recession and the trend toward short-haul vacations. But as there is so much new hotel and flight capacity in Thailand, operators offer heavy deductions on vacations to the country.
Flights to Bangkok can be had for at least thirty percent less and some hostels in Thailand's resort areas like Pattaya or Phuket offer rooms for as much as seventy percent less. So for vacation makers in Europe or Northern America who what to flee the winter cold, Thailand is the best bargain this winter season. The country is well knows of its spotless beaches, friendly folk and real cuisine. English is widely spoken and for many nationalities no visa is needed to enter the country.
In spite of the fresh unrests, travel in the country is thought to be extraordinarily safe. World flights usually arrive in Bangkok where folks can connect to flights across the country by one of the local airlines. Thai Airlines, Bangkok Airlines and Nok Air have multiple flights a day to all of the major towns and holiday maker resorts in Thailand. All of these airlines now offer promotions from Bangkok to almost all of their destinations. Since many bordering states also similar issues like Thailand, this season might also be a great opportunity to explore some of the other states in Indochina. Flights from Bangkok are often inexpensive, particularly since now many inexpensive airlines offer flights to Thailand. Travelers should look at the situation in Thailand closely before coming to a decision to go there. But this winter season the country is more cost-effective than under standard circumstances. So visit Thailand now!