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Tourism and sports minister Kobkarn Wattanavarangkul said Wednesday that the tourism life of the nation goes on following the passing of His Majesty the late King two weeks ago.
Kobkarn said that she had met with 34 ambassadors and ten Thai business leaders on Monday to affirm the government’s plans to press on with tourism in the kingdom, reports tnamcot.
Under the banner “Life Goes On” she said that it was effectively business as usual with sporting and cultural events continuing with just some adaptations to make them appropriate in the circumstances.
The welcome for foreign tourists would be the usual warm one, she said.
Some events that would continue were listed s follows:
Air Race One Pre-Event, 19-20 November; Princess’s Cup equestrian event 25 – 27 November; Jetski King’s Cup 3-4 December; Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 3-10 December; Chiang Mai Marathon 18 December and the Bangkok Marathon on February 5th next year.
She also called on Thais to join in with celebrating the 70 years of the reign of the departed monarch with the “70 routes” campaign set up earlier in the year.
She confirmed there was free entry to historical sites and museums throughout Thailand until the end of January 2017.