Following weeks of increasing numbers of tourists, Boonyarit Nipawanit, the district permanent secretary of Mae Rim District, invited business operators – flower farms, cafes, accommodation – to a meeting to emphasise the need to conform with all government health advice and measures, in anticipation of the busiest weekend of 2020 so far, this upcoming long weekend.
Boonyarit went on to warn all operators to be on the lookout for mischief or anyone out to take advantage of the crowds, as well as to oversee the safety of all accommodations, as he warns that with heavy traffic rescue services may struggle to get to any accidents in a timely manner.
He went on to warn business operators not to use the weekend as an excuse to up prices to take advantage of the situation, as any business caught ripping off tourists will face criminal charges.
The president of the Mon Jam tourism and agriculture group said that Mon Jam area has around 1,000 rooms, and he believes that 99% of rooms are now booked. As for New Year, 95% are booked.