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Tour firms fret over drive-yourself travel

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BANGKOK - Local tour operators are asking the government for help, complaining that more travellers now tend to drive their own cars rather than take tour buses. 

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"The behaviours of Thai tourists have changed as 85% of them prefer to plan their own trips while the others travel with tour agencies, causing many of them to close down or cancel many of their trips because they cannot afford the cost while the number of their customers decreases," Association of Domestic Travel (ADT) president Yuthachai Soonthronrattanavate said on Monday.

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