The situation in Bangkok remains very much the same as we reported yesterday. There has been some additional flooding in the north of the city; however the water is moving very slowly. In other areas the water is starting to recede.
Several hotels in the northern suburbs have experienced some flooding in the surrounding streets; however these hotels are not used by our clients.
Although these northern suburbs remain flooded, the centre of Bangkok, where the hotels, main tourist sites, shopping centres and nightlife areas are located, has not had any flooding. All services (such as power and water) continue to operate in these areas and both the skytrain and the subway are operating as normal.
Suvarnabhumi airport remains open as normal. We recommend clients to allow additional time at the airport for check in.
Don Muang airport has closed and the airlines which normally operate from this airport, Orient Thai Airlines and Nok Air, have relocated to Suvarnabhumi airport.
While there has been some flooding near the river at high tides, the main hotels located along the Chao Praya River continue to operate as normal and the hotel shuttle boats are now allowed to operate on the river as per their usual schedules.
We are not operating the Klong Tour and the dinner cruises, and the museums and Vimanmek Mansion are currently closed. We are monitoring the other tourist sites and will amend itineraries accordingly.
Our office is open as normal. The area where our office is located is currently free from any flooding, however to ensure continuous operations, we have a contingency plan in place if it becomes necessary to close the Bangkok office.
The safety of our clients is our number one priority and we are continuing to carefully monitor the situation regarding the flooding in Bangkok and will provide updates as needed.
Other Areas of Thailand
We are still not operating any tours to Ayuthaya, although the flood water in the town and historical park is receding quite quickly. All affected bookings will be rerouted and we will inform the clients and their tour operators.
Train services to the north and south of Thailand have resumed.
The rest of Thailand (Hua Hin, Cha Am, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Krabi, Chiang Mai) has not had any flooding and all tours and packages are operating as normal.