Thailand has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. The Southeast Asian country has undergone 3 prime ministers in the last 12 months, faced an influx of refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar and endured a week-long closure of the airport due to anti-government protesters. It sounds like the last place on earth where people have to spend their vacation. However, Thailand is really a big escape, especially now in the winter season.

Not long ago, Bangkok International Airport was closed and all flights in and out of Thailand were canceled for over a week. Hundreds of thousands of tourists were stranded without any flights leading them to where they were supposed to be. As a result, many tourists who were traveling to Thailand canceled their flights and went elsewhere. This has led to hotels in Thailand reporting very low occupancy rates, and flights to Thailand are also half empty. This decline in demand has been amplified by the global economic downturn and the trend towards short-distance vacations.

But because there is so much unused hotel and airline capacity in Thailand, operators offer significant discounts on holidays to the country. Flights to Bangkok are available for up to 30% less, and some hotels in Thailand's resort areas such as Pattaya or Phuket offer rooms for up to 70% less. So for holidaymakers in Europe or North America, whatever they need to escape the winter cold, Thailand is the best deal in the winter season.

The country is well aware of its pristine beaches, friendly people and authentic dishes. English is widely spoken and for many nationalities no visa is required to enter the country. Despite the recent unrest, travel within the country is considered to be very safe.

International flights generally arrive in Bangkok, where people can connect to flights across the country by one of the local airlines. Thai Airlines, Bangkok Airlines and Nok Air have several flights a day to all major cities and tourist destinations in Thailand. All these airlines currently offer promotions from Bangkok to most of their destinations.

Since many neighboring countries also have similar problems as Thailand, this season can also be a good opportunity to explore some of the other countries in Indochina. Flights from Bangkok are generally cheap, especially since many low cost airlines now offer flights to Thailand. https://goodrush.com/%e0%b9%81%e0%b8%ab%e0%b8%a5%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%87%e0%b8...

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But because there is so much unused hotel and airline capacity in Thailand, operators offer significant discounts on holidays to the country. Flights to Bangkok are available for up to 30% less, and some hotels in Thailand's resort areas such as Pattaya or Phuket offer rooms for up to 70% less. So for holidaymakers in Europe or North America, whatever they need to escape the winter cold, Thailand is the best deal in the winter season.