Dutch tourists unaffected by military coup in Thailand

20th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Dutch tourists in Thailand have noticed little or nothing of Tuesday's bloodless military coup, travel agencies have said.

19 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — Dutch tourists in Thailand have noticed little or nothing of Tuesday's bloodless military coup, travel agencies have said.

TUI has 225 tourists in Thailand. "Most are staying on the islands. They have noticed little or nothing. [The coup] is largely taking place in Bangkok, and the effects are most clearly noticeable there," a spokesperson for the travel agency said.

Several dozen of its clients are in the Thai capital "but we have been in contact with the tour group leaders and the situation there is now peaceful".

All planned holidays in Thailand are to go ahead and none of its clients have cancelled, TUI said on Wednesday.

The 40 to 50 tourists booked through OAD have not experienced problems either. Only a handful of them are in Bangkok where the situation is "extraordinarily peaceful", OAD said.

The company gave the chance to clients to cancel planned trips to the south Asian country without losing their money. None of the tourists scheduled to fly out on Wednesday took up the offer.

Thomas Cook said it has dozens of tourists in Thailand and it has not received any cancellation requests either.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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