Is it a good idea to visit Thailand?

In the wake of the seizure of Bangkok's airport by a mob in late November -- an illegal act which left hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists stranded (see these posts)-- Thai hotels now face low occupancy. Discounts may now abound in the Land of Smiles.

Recently on Bangkok Pundit blog, someone asked whether it made any sense to "reward" Thailand with a visit so soon after Thailand ruined so many peoples vacations. A deeper question is whether Thailand has not just been subjected to a "judicial coup" by which an urban elite has undemocratically deposed a government elected mainly by the rural poor. To go or not?

If you are interested in the discussion and some assessments concerning the state of Thai tourism, read Bangkok Pundit's post.

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