ASIA Travel Tips.com

Thailand Lifts Curfew from Whole Country; Martial Law Remains

Home Search Send to Friend Latest Travel News Asia Saturday, 14 June 2014
 

The whole of Thailand is still under martial law, but the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has now lifted the curfew from the entire country.

The NCPO established the curfew - which initially was for between 22:00 and 05:00, then later reduced to between 00:00 and 04:00 - on 22 May 2014. It has been gradually lifted from different areas within the Kingdom since then.

What this means to tourism is unclear, as while it allows Thais and visitors to Thailand to travel around as and when they please, it does not really affect the travel insurance concerns some tourists may have. This is because the continued imposition of martial law could invoke an exclusion clause in a travel insurance policy, so while it cannot be denied that the lifting of the curfew from the entire country is a positive move for tourism, there is still some way to go before things will return to "normal". Travellers planning to visit Thailand should check with their travel insurance provider to see where they stand on this issue, and whether they are still fully protected.

There have also been reports in some Thai media on Saturday (14 June) that the curfew could be reinstated in some areas depending if there is trouble or not. On Friday, a grenade exploded in Bangkok though official reports state that the incident was not politically motivated. Nobody was injured.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said, The nationwide lifting of the curfew shows the world that things are moving forward here in Thailand and that tourism has not been disrupted. This latest announcement by the NCPO should help reassure everyone coming for a holiday in Thailand or to enjoy the countrys shopping, dining and nightlife attractions that its business as usual and that the famous Siamese smile has not dimmed.

See other recent news regarding: Interviews, Pictures, Videos, Thailand, Curfew

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Fumihiro Sakakibara, General Manager - Japan, Macao Government Tourism Office. Aviation industry update from the Group CEO of AirAsia, Mr. Tony Fernandes, and Gary Chapman, Emirates' President Group Services and dnata. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. John R. Rolfs, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and Vice President Japan & Korea. In this interview, filmed in a luxurious suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo on Sunday, 24 September 2017, we ask Mr. Rolfs to tell us more about the property.
Macao Tourism Update Aviation: AirAsia and Emirates The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
What exactly is going to happen to The Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, when will it close, what about the staff, when will the new Dusit Thani Bangkok open and what will it be like? In this exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Sukanya Janchoo, General Manager of The Dusit Thani Bangkok, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Khun Sukanya about the hotel, its markets, RevPAR and these major changes. Travelodge Hotels Asia’s Brands and Expansion Plans - Exclusive HD Video Interview with Stephen Burt, Chairman. Exclusive HD video interview with Alejandro Bernabe, Group Director of Avani Hotels and Resorts. We talk about Avani Hotels' future plans and what exciting new developments are in the pipeline. You will also learn that Avani is about to announce a new sub brand, is currently building its first resort with private pool villas and what the group's position is on new technology.
Dusit Thani Bangkok Travelodge Hotels Asia Avani Hotels & Resorts
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2017 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com