Deputy Prime Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragon said he has instructed the two ministries to issue brochures advising foreign tourists visiting the country how to behave appropriately during the mourning period of the Thai people.

He said plane tourists arriving in the country will be given black ribbons as well.

Although the country is in the mourning period, he remained confident of this year's target of 32 million tourist arrivals as tourists from Europe, Middle East and ASEAN continue to come as usual although a slight fall in tourists from the United States.

Minister of Tourism and Sports Ms Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul stated today that two big events such as the Bangkok Marathon with over 30,000 people taking part, and the World Jet ski competition to be held next month won't be cancelled.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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