Recent reports suggesting that Thailand was one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists to visit, has been slammed, when it was discovered that the survey was based on historic information and prejudiced.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Busadee Santipitaks said on Saturday that the data used to compile the list by the World Economic Forum (WEF) was outdated and and most certainly biased.
Thailand contacted WEF with regards to how the data was collated. They pointed out that companies such as Master Card and others had ranked Thailand as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
WEF confessed that the information used was in fact, obsolete and that their method of gathering data was biased as they used “questionnaires”. WEF ensured the Thai authorities that they would deem to improve on how it ranked nations and would collect data from more reliable sources.
Mr. Santipitaks said that Thailand had improved on many areas such as tourist safety, natural conservation, air transports and pricing.
Every country in the world has areas that should be avoided by tourists. Whether it is New York, Sydney, London or Paris, tourists must be vigilant and avoid areas where robberies are common for instance.
No one can claim that Thailand or any other nation is 100% safe but when reports of this nature are produced on wrongful information, it can only damage Thailand’s tourist trade.
The majority of people who visit the Kingdom, will find Thailand as a country with much to offer, with friendly helpful people.
Source : Thaivisa
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