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Thailand remains one of the top three destinations in Asia for international visitors in spite of recent anti-government demonstrations and violence in the streets of the country’s capital, according to a leading online accommodation booking site. ...
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Thailand remains one of the top three destinations in Asia for international visitors in spite of recent anti-government demonstrations and violence in the streets of the country’s capital, according to a leading online accommodation booking site.

On Wotif.com, both daily traffic and sales are back to near-normal levels, according to the company’s CEO and managing director, Robbie Cooke, who added that many cancellations have been rebooked.

“The company follows the best deals and our customers have proven to be resilient following times of crisis. We expect some travellers will choose other destinations, but Thailand will recover its popularity in time,” he said in a report in the Bangkok Post<.

Cooke added: “There is no other destination like it in terms of variety, value for money and quality tourism products.” At the current time, guesthouses and hotels in Thailand are offering discounts ranging from 30-50 per cent.

The travel executive noted that online customers are always looking for good deals to destinations such as Chiang Mai, Phuket and other Thai resorts and that he is confident they will continue to check for special offers on Wotif.com.

Online hotel sales in Asia only for only 15 per cent of all accommodation bookings made by Asian travellers, meaning that significant growth in the sector is possible. Wotif.com reported nearly A$500 million in bookings across its world-wide network in the last half of last year.

Thanks to www.bangkokpost.com for the above quotes, for more information on this article please visit their website.


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