AUSTRALIA’S CHASE ACCOUNT has announced a travel advisory for travellers to Thailand following a series of deadly attacks on tourists in the country.
A total of 14 tourists and three Australians were killed in two separate attacks on tourist spots in Bangkok and Pattaya in February and March.
“Travelers should avoid any public gatherings, gatherings at major attractions and public places such as hotels and restaurants, and should also avoid public transportation,” the account said.
The travel advisory was published on the account’s website on Thursday afternoon and can be found at: https://www.chase.com.au/travel-and-travel-inspections/traveling-advice/chase-travel/travelers-should-avoid-thailand-traveling.html A statement from the airline said the company is “deeply saddened by the recent events” and has already “revised our travel itinerary in light of this incident”.
“We continue to work closely with local authorities and the Royal Thai Police to assist them with their investigation and provide additional assistance should they be required,” it said.
“We are committed to working closely with our partners in Thailand to mitigate any impact on our customers and guests.
Australia has a strong safety record with a history of travelling safely.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as necessary.”
Thailand is a key economic partner for Australia and its tourism industry is a major source of income for the Australian Government.
The country has been hit by deadly attacks in recent years including a series in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on the Thai authorities to improve safety in the tourism industry.
Thailand has been rocked by deadly terrorist attacks in the past and Prime Minister Lee has warned Australians to be vigilant.