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Hotels nervous over decree

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The caretaker government's emergency decree has not significantly affected tourism businesses in resort destinations, but hoteliers are worried the overall industry could be hit hard if the government insists on keeping the state of emergency for 60 days as planned. 

Ronnachit Mahattanapreut, the senior vice-president for finance and administration at Central Plaza Hotel Plc (Centel), the parent company of Centara Hotels and Resorts, said the company believes if the government is determined to maintain the decree that long, other countries may escalate their travel advisories for Bangkok and the country as a whole.

Mr Ronnachit told the Bangkok Post he received many calls from tourism investors on Wednesday, when the decree was announced.

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