The global financial crisis has not been helpful to the economy of Thailand. Unfortunately, due to the closing of the Suvarnabhumi Aiport by protectors, there would be loss of job predicted to be 1 million, next year.
I have heard that the tourism industry was the worst affected and they have already started retrenching employees.
Few days ago, I went to Pratunam Shopping centre, it was so deserted. I went to a particular shop at about 2pm and she told me that I was the first customer. Of course, it was slightly easier to bargain and they were not too stingy in giving out discounts.
Hotels which usually have occupancy rate of 80% to 100% during this period of time was only 12% full and some even less.
I am really sad for the industry and all the innocent Thai people whose livelihoods are affected.
They really need our prayers.