Tensions escalate but Bangkok tours remain

The city’s five travel tour groups to Thailand this week remain as scheduled, reports the Macau Travel Industry Council, following a state of emergency declared by the Thai army yesterday. Council president Andy Wu Keng Kuong said that four tour groups with 70 people were in Thailand as at yesterday and that they remain unaffected. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macau Government Tourist Office, also said yesterday that MGTO has not received any requests for assistance from Macau residents in the country. Macau tour groups to Thailand only resumed at the end of March after the Thai administration had imposed a 60-day state of emergency in January.