Thailand’s Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha says the process of reconciliation between political factions and reform will take some time after that a general election could be held. His assessment, or road map to recovery, was quoted by the National News Bureau of Thailand, the official outlet for government news. The military led by Gen Prayuth and other leaders of the Thai armed forces declared they were seizing power from a caretaker government, 22nd May, to end violence and political conflict.
However, savvy travellers know that this is the best time to grab a hotel bargain as five and four-star hotels attempt to shore up business. Apart from cheap hotel rates, uncrowded shopping malls and hotels, travellers to Bangkok will enjoy a very high level of safety.
Expatriates who have lived in Bangkok for decades know how these situations pan out and without exception they have always improved security and made the country a safer place to be. This is not a justification for military takeovers, but they do heighten law and order in the country and for a period of time end the inefficiencies of the national police force. The country’s police are also a subject of reform proposals. Travel recommendation: Thailand is a safe destination right now. Holiday prices are falling and with the added incentive of a weak Thai baht against most currency, this is a good time to visit Thailand.