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Crisis Networking Centre on the Departure Terminal in Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) provides assistance to stranded passengers

Don Mueang International Airport suspended operations since 01.00 hrs on November 27, 2008. This led to the cancellation of all domestic flights. For security reasons, Suvarnabhumi International Airport has been closed as from Tuesday, November 25, 21.00 hrs. until now. All inbound and outbound flights from the airport have been cancelled. Chiang Mai International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Rai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Khon Kaen Airport, Krabi Airport, Phitsanulok Airport, Samui Airport, Sukhothai Airport, Surat Thani Airport, Ubon Ratchathani Airport and Udon Thani International Airport are all operating normally…

Don Mueang International Airport suspended operations since 01.00 hrs on November 27, 2008. This led to the cancellation of all domestic flights. For security reasons, Suvarnabhumi International Airport has been closed as from Tuesday, November 25, 21.00 hrs. until now. All inbound and outbound flights from the airport have been cancelled.

Chiang Mai International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Rai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Khon Kaen Airport, Krabi Airport, Phitsanulok Airport, Samui Airport, Sukhothai Airport, Surat Thani Airport, Ubon Ratchathani Airport and Udon Thani International Airport are all operating normally. There has been no declaration of a State of Emergency.

TAT is cooperating with the Thai Hotels Association (THA), Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), AoT and Thai Airways (TG) to set up a Crisis Networking Centre on the fourth floor of the Departure Terminal in Suvarnabhumi International Airport in order to facilitate the stranded passengers and tourists until the airport resumes normal operations. The 35 TAT local offices have been told to facilitate tourists travelling at the various tourist destinations in Thailand, as well as those who are waiting for flights at provincial airports.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) and Association of Thai Travel Agents (THA) transferred the remaining stranded passengers to the following hotels:

1. Regent Suvarnabhumi Hotel
Address: 30/1 – 32/1 Soi Ladkrabung 22, Ladkrabung District, Bangkok 10520
Tel: 02-326-7138-43
Contact person: Khun Pitchaya (Tel: 081-255-4833)

2. Twin Towers Hotel
Address: 88 New Rama 6 Rd. Rongmuang, Pratumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: 02-216-9555-6
Contact person: Khun Nalinee (Tel: 085-075-9998)
Khun Watchirachai (Tel: 081-831-5554)

3. IBIS Hotel
Address: 5 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 15, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Bangkok 10240
Tel: 02-308-7888
Contact person: Khun Duangkamol (Tel: 089-892-4851)

4. Eastin Hotel
Address: 1091/343 New Petchburi Road, Makkasan, Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 02-651-7600
E-mail info@eastinbangkokhotel.com

5. The Centric Ratchada
Address: 502/29 Soi Yuchroen, Asoke-Dindaeng Road, Dindang, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 02-246-0909
E-mail info@centricratchada.com

6. Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
Address: 171 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-254-0444
E-mail info@amtel.com

On the basis of assistance, TAT has provided accommodation and meals, as well as facilitated tourists as much as possible until they are able to return home. For more information regarding accommodation, please contact the Tourism Intelligence Unit and Crisis Management Centre (TIC) – Tel 02-253-5500 / 02-253-8844 / 02-652-8313, or Fax 02-652-8315

Besides the above, the Rose Garden Riverside Hotel at Petchkasem Road, Sampran, Nakhon Pathom (Tel: +66 34-322-544, +66 34-322-545, +66 34-322-588) has announced that the riverside property welcomes stranded passengers wishing to stay with the hotel during 26-27 November 2008.

Also, the Hotel Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok at Phaholyothin Road has been welcoming back to the hotel, without charge, their guests who have just checked-out from the hotel and have not been able to fly back to their home country due to the temporary closure of Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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