Pattaya police have asked the city government to complete all road works before the Songkran holiday.Pattaya Deputy Police Chief Ekdusdee Janpitak said in a meeting with the authorities that the police had received many complaints about accidents caused by open sewers and holes in roads.
Pattaya's Mayor Sontaya Kunplome has announced the imminent introduction of the so-called Area Hotel Quarantine in Pattaya on Facebook.Sontaya stated that this initiative was the result of collaboration between three ministries: health, tourism and transport.
The Pattaya tourism sector had every reason to be happy. Although it wasn't a long holiday weekend, more tourists came to the seaside resort than in a year.The local tourists from the capital and the nearby provinces either took a ferry to Koh Lan or visited an exhibition at the Bali Hai Pier. They enjoyed a food fair at the Central Festival or went for a walk and eat in Naklua.
The health authorities of the Pattaya region hope to be able to vaccinate the entire population of Pattaya against Covid-19 from May.The Banglamung Health Department announced on March 20 that the government is making efforts to give priority to the population in regions that are dependent on tourism. As part of this effort, 3,000 local people in Pattaya are to be vaccinated every day.
The cable broadcaster Sophon Cable TV wonders why the recently completely renovated North Pattaya Road is being torn up again.To whom one could ask this question is, however, unclear. There are no signs, no time frame and, above all, no reason why there is road construction work again.
Water fights during the Songkran Festival are not allowed in Pattaya and anywhere else in Thailand. Celebrators are only allowed to take part in traditional and religious events. Last year Songkran was cancelled completely - and this time it will be celebrated without water fights.The only two Songkran events will be religious in nature.
The beach chair lenders in Pattaya have been reminded by the city council that they should adhere to rules and regulations in April as well. At Songkran, Pattaya expects a rush of local tourists.Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai chaired a meeting that discussed anti-Covid-19 measures and the new parking system.
The Jet-Ski World Cup 2020, which was canceled last year, will take place in Jomtien from April 21st to 25th this year.The Thai Jet Ski Association has invited participants from 20 countries – they have to go into quarantine for 14 days after entering Thailand, reported the news platform “Manager”.
Cable broadcaster Sophon Cable TV interviewed an advisor to the Business and Tourism Association about the prospects for tourism in Pattaya.Sinchai Wattanasatsathorn said tourist numbers are currently similar to last year, but things are gradually improving.He described the number of visitors spotted on the beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien last weekend as a “good sign” that the situation is improving.
Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem praised the Pattaya City Council for allowing parking on the right side of Beach Road.A lot of tourists came to the beach last weekend. Sonthaya indicated that this was the case because motorists can park on the beach side of Beach Road and no longer have to cross the street.
What is Songkran in Pattaya without water? City officials hope that it won't get boring and that tourists will still come to the seaside resort.The Covid-19 panel is likely to propose a ban on all forms of splashing water, the use of powder, and all foam parties during the Songkran festival in April.
According to the Thai media, there are increasing indications that Thailand should be reopened to tourism in several phases. The quarantine could be removed from January 2022.First of all, the so-called area quarantine is to be introduced from April 1. Tourists must be quarantined for seven days from April to September if they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in their home countries.
The bars in Soi 6 in Pattaya, Thailand are making more sales again because they can open until midnight, but overall business is bad.More than half of the beer bars on the Soi are closed. Some guests only come in the evening. In the afternoon the road is as good as deserted.
The city government rejected claims that black sludge poured into the sea in Naklua after rains was harmful to the environment.A post on Pattaya Watchdog showed black mud flowing into the sea at Naklua Soi 18 after heavy rains. The post alleged that the black sludge was sewage.
On Friday evening, after a brief downpour in Pattaya, the water stood 50 centimeters high in some places.An hour of rain on Friday evening meant that some places in Pattaya sank again in floods. People who wanted to go home after work had just as much difficulty as tourists who were already at the seaside resort to enjoy the weekend.
The former popular tourist destination Pattaya has been transformed into a ghost town by Covid-19. Only 26,000 visitors came in January, 98 percent fewer than in January 2020.The latest figures, released Wednesday by the Pattaya office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, showed that 26,000 visitors spent at least one night at the seaside resort in January.
Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday insisted that Songkran celebrations be held to revive the struggling tourism industry.People are allowed to travel across the country to celebrate, the prime minister said, but every region must take steps to prevent the virus from spreading.
Pattaya police went to numerous bars and nightclubs in the city on Saturday to make sure they close at midnight.Police said the bars and clubs were complying with the closing time. The same was true of Walking Street, where the bars were either closed at midnight or the staff was about to close the bars.