Of course, no one’s saying that all the tourists have gone missing from the city. But it’s not like last year’s Buddhist holiday, which was reported in many media.
Pongsak Wapongkarun suggested why no noisy tourists were seen anywhere: “It seems they have gone to temples and places where religious festivals take place. The beaches are also empty, with at least half as many people as last year.
Speedboat captain Uthit Attasengsy thinks there are even fewer tourists. His business has fallen 80% year on year, Attasengsy said.
He thinks it’s urgent to do something about it. But he has no idea who or what should be done to make tourists interested in the region again.
Source: Pattaya One News. Translation: Anna Boyko.