Bangkok bombs not scaring tourists away

Bangkok bombs not scaring tourists away - Reuters, January 17, 2007
Thailand expects to draw nearly 15 million foreign tourists this year, up 8 per cent from last year, despite New Year's Eve bombs that cast a shadow over the lucrative industry, a senior tourism official said this week.
The bombs, which killed 3 people and wounded 38 in Bangkok, triggered fewer booking cancellations in the first week of January than feared, Tourism Authority of Thailand Deputy Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said.
"The cancellation rate is considered small, less than five per cent on average," Suraphon told Reuters in an interview...
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