The political situation in Thailand looks, to many, like it’s dangerous. It’s not. Even if it does escalate into a military coup, any danger that happens will be in the areas where the demonstrators are and nowhere else. It will also die down very quickly (in Thai history, any problems with a military coup are pretty much over within a week and often much less time), so it’s not likely that Thailand will ever be ‘dangerous’. The airports will also likely be open again soon. What will be a problem for Thailand after this though is the economy. The PAD (the anti-government protestors) have destroyed the tourist industry in Thailand and severely damaged the export industry, so it’s important that people support Thailand and come here. In fact, here are five reasons why you should come to Thailand.
Cheap Airfares and Package Deals – After the political crisis in Thailand is over, people will not want to come to Thailand. This means, for those who are willing to come here, there will by myriads of opportunities for cheap airfares to Thailand and cheap Thailand package holidays. Right after the Asian tsunami a few years ago, my parents came to Thailand. Most people then were not willing to come here. They went to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket. They got a cheap Thailand package deal and cheap airfares. Most of their hotels were half the price they would normally be, so they were able to stay longer and see more, while also helping the Thai economy.
Less Crowds – After a major political crisis, is one of the best times to come to Thailand. Less tourists come here so the normally-packed tourist attractions, are much quieter and easier to see. You will also get great prices on tour packages, so will definitely be able to see more during your vacation in Thailand.
Cheaper Food – Food is very cheap in Thailand. After any major crisis though, the cost of food comes down even more. So, on a vacation to Thailand, you will be able to get here and stay here cheaply, and you will be able to eat for a week on the money you would spend in a day in Europe or the US. An average meal in Thailand right now is 75 cents. Don’t be surprised if that goes down to 50 cents by the time this political crisis is over. And Thai food is delicious.
Great Deals on Souvenirs – It’s incredibly cheap to buy things in Thailand all the time. Silk, hand-carved handicrafts, shoes, DVDs, CDs, books, toys, household items, bags, clothes – everything is really cheap. But, in the last three months because of the political crisis, prices have come down about 25% on most things. Expect that drop in price to continue if you come on holiday to Thailand. So you’ll be able to go home with some amazing bargains and some really beautiful things.
Thais are Nice Peopleand Extremely Hospitable to Foreigners – Even in the extreme political crisis which is gripping Thailand, Thais are more worried about the foreigners living here or the foreigners who are stuck here than they are about themselves. They are afraid foreigners will be scared or stressed, they feel sad that people are losing money because they cannot get home to their jobs, and they worry about the foreigners’ families. If you come on holiday to Thailand, you will see the same amount of care taken of you wherever you are. Thailand is not known as the world’s number 1 holiday destination for no reason.
So, if you’re considering a holiday to Thailand, now is the time to do it. You’ll get better deals, be able to afford to stay longer and in nicer hotels, see more sights, and be taken care of by the most hospitable people in the world. Take a once in a lifetime opportunity and book your vacation to Thailand, you certainly won’t be disappointed and you’ll spend a lot less money now than you will in one or two years time, when Thailand will again be the world’s number one tourist destination.