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Chiang Mai News said that the Tourism Authority of Thailand were expecting more tourists in the north at Songkran but that hotel bookings have failed to reflect this yet.
Following a rise in tourist arrivals and flights at New Year and Chinese New Year the TAT expect Songkran to be no different.
A Chinese website devoted to tourism also pointed in this direction.
But La-iat Bungsrithong of the Northern Hoteliers’ Association said that hotel bookings remained sluggish for the Songkran period.
Though she expected occupancy to be in the 65-70% range once individual travelers are added to Chinese tour group bookings.
Many visitors are expected from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China.