PATTAYA – A group of 37 Chinese tourists found themselves abandoned in Pattaya after purchasing a 4-day trip to Thailand from a Chinese company.
The first two days spent in Bangkok went as scheduled, however when the tour guides asked the tourists to participate in activities they said they must pay extra and the group refused.
When they arrived in Pattaya on the third day, the group was left in the R-Con Wong Amat Suites. Upon arrival at the hotel, the guide claimed that there was an error made by the travel agency, and they couldn’t check into the hotel. She left to â€œfix this problemâ€ and never came back.
Someone called the Thai police early the next morning,Â police later located the two guides, one was unlicensed and confessed to arranging the tour.
Thai netizens commented that if Chinese tourists went on an low-price trip knowingly, something like this was bound to happen. Chinese netizens pointed out that choosing to spend less isn’t illegal, but tour guides abandoning their tour is.
By Amy Yang