Protest effect on Chinese tourists 'minimal' | Bangkok Post: business

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Short-term effect on Chinese tourists

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The current civil unrest in Bangkok will affect the influx of Chinese tourists to Thailand only in the short term, a tour company owner said on Sunday. 

Wichit Korbkosol, president of CCT Group, a major tour agency, said tour operators had no choice but to accept the consequences of Sunday’s clashes between police and anti-government protesters in which tear gas and water cannon were fired. He was referring to the likelihood of the Chinese government increasing its travel warning level to Thailand. 

However, he said the unrest in the capital would likely affect the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand only in the next one or two months, and so far there had been no cases of them leaving Thailand earlier than their original schedules. 

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