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Hotels, restaurants cut staff levels

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Hotels and restaurants have started to cut back on part-time staff as the ongoing political protest hits hotel occupancy rates and revenues. 

Anti-government protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection on Jan 14, 2014. (Photo by Thananrak Khoonton)

Ronnachit Mahattanapreut, the senior vice-president for finance and administration at Central Plaza Hotel Plc (Centel), said Centara hotels in Bangkok had already stopped hiring part-time staff. Normally the hiring of temporary staff would increase by 10% during the high-season from November to February of each year.

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