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Suvarnabhumi » Tourism Authority of Thailand provides assistance to stranded passengers

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Due to the suspension of services at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, all inbound and outbound flights were cancelled since 04.00 hrs. during 25-26 November 2008, causing inconvenience to passengers.

The stranded passengers who fly with Thai Airways have been accommodated by Thai Airways International. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) and Thai Hotels Association (THA) transferred the remaining stranded passengers to the following hotels:

1. Imperial Queen’s Park
Address: 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Sukhumvit Road
Khlongtan, Khlongton District, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-267-9000, 02-261-9300

2. Ibis Hotel
Address: 5 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 15, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Bangkok 10240
Tel: 02-308-7888
Contact person: Khun Duangkamol (Tel: 089-892-4851)

3. Eastin Hotel
Address: 1091/343 New Petchburi Road, Makkasan, Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 02-651-7600

4. Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
Address: 171 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-254-0444

5. Royal Princess Hotel
Address: 269 Larn Luang Road, Promprab, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-281-3088

6. Jasmin Executive Suites
Address: 2 Soi Prasarnmitr (Sukhumvit Soi 23),
Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
Tel: 02-204-5888

And others, please contact the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) (Tel: 022376064 – 8, 026327400–2), THA (Hotline Number: 1552), and TCT (Tel: 022505500 ext. 1646)

On the basis of assistance, for tourists and travellers who cannot travel to their destination as of 25 November, 2008, till the airport reopens, TAT and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports have provided accommodation and meals, as well as facilitated tourists as much as possible until they are able to return to their destination.

Conditions of Accommodation


For any tourist whose visa has expired since 26 November, 2008, till the airport reopens, there will be no penalty or charge for overstay from the Immigration Bureau. However, tourists must show their original tickets to avoid being charged.


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