Itinerary of Thai tours to be adjusted due to death of Thai King

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Taiwan’s tour operators said Thursday the itineraries of Thai tours will be adjusted in line with the closures of some scenic spots following the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej earlier that day.

The respected king, the longest reigning monarch in the world, died at the age of 88.

Gloria Tour said that it is still not clear which scenic spots could be closed, and it presumed that Phya Thai Palace would be one of them.

For those tour groups that are already in Thailand, the itineraries will be adjusted to other locations, according to the travel agencies. If no suitable spots can be arranged, the tickets for the closed spots will be returned, they said.

Another tour agency, L Tour, also said that the itinerary for their tours will be adjusted for the time being.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a year-long mourning period and that all government agencies will fly the state flag at half-mast for 30 days. The public is also urged to refrain from “festivities” during the 30-day period.

[Source:-Focas Taiwan]