living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

(2 of 2) Pattaya – Russians lose their shirts

Via: Pattaya One

Following the collapse of a well-known Russian Tour Company, more than a hundred Russian Tourists are now stranded in Pattaya as their return air tickets and hotels they were staying at have not been paid.

The Lanta-Tour Company, which was established in 1991 and was one of the largest tour operators in Russia, filed for bankruptcy on 28th January. Many of their customers were staying at the Ambassador City Hotel in Jomtien and Town-in-Town Hotel in Central Pattaya who both filed a Police Report at Banglamung Police Station on Sunday against Lanta-Tour Thai Co Ltd, which is located at the Wonderland Estate in East Pattaya.

Since Saturday the Russian Embassy has been assisting the Tourists who initially had their belongings effectively seized by the Hotels who refused them access to safe-boxes until the situation had been resolved.

The tourists are now being offered alterative accommodation (possibly, the beach?) and have purchase new tickets back to Russia where they will lodge formal complaints with the Russian authorities.



January 31, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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