Issued at Bangkok at 15.00 hrs. (GMT+7) on 24 August 2015
The Royal Thai Government issued a Message of Confidence, informing Thai citizens and the international community that “With regards to the incident that occurred in the Ratchaprasong area on 17 August 2015, the details of which have been regularly announced by the Royal Thai Government pertaining to assistance provided to the injured, as well as investigations and relevant actions taken to bring the perpetrators to justice;
“The Royal Thai Government wishes to reassure the public that the situation is under complete control of security officials. Additional security personnel, both in uniform and plainclothes, have been deployed to patrol every area so as to accord maximum security to the general public. In addition, the Royal Thai Government would like to convey to all foreigners who are planning on traveling to Thailand, be they for tourism, trade, educational or business purposes, or MICE, that the Government shall be doing its utmost to provide a safe and secure environment for the duration of your stay in Thailand, complemented with Thai friendliness and hospitality as always,” the Message concluded.
For the official Royal Thai Government’s Message of Confidence, please click here
TAT, as the government body tasked with the mission to promote Thailand to potential visitors worldwide while also supporting the development of the country’s tourism industry, has been working closely with the Thai tourism industry members as well as all our travel partners across the world to provide regular updates on the current situation in the country. Immediate assistance has been extended to the affected people while we have been working to assure all our friends from around the world that Thailand remains amazing and welcoming.
As normality returned to the areas of the city most popular with tourists thanks to an increased security and police presence, TAT would like to once again assure all friends of Thailand that tourist events and activities are continuing as normal in Bangkok and throughout the country.
For TAT Newsroom gallery of the current overall life in Bangkok in August 2015, please click here.
For more information on events and festivals in Thailand, please click here.
Looking ahead, TAT is still on track with the 2015 global marketing activities with several travel trade events and road shows in the pipeline between now and December to maintain tourist confidence and strengthen the image of Thailand as a top tourist destination. For more information: please click here.
The Tourism Monitoring and Communication Centre of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), with 27 overseas offices and 35 domestic offices, is closely monitoring as well as assessing the situation, and will be providing regular updates.
Useful contact for tourists:
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports +66 (0) 2134 4077
TAT Call Centre 1672
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hotline +66 (0) 2644 7245 / 2643 5522 / 85 065 9927
Tourist Police Hotline 1155
For information regarding the latest updates on casualties, contact the Erawan Emergency Service Centre Hotline 1646, or visit the website by clicking here.
For those who may have useful information regarding the incident or to report suspicious activities, contact Police Hotline 191