Thursday 8 December 2016

The world's a dangerous place - but that should not stop us travelling

Eoghan Corry

Published 22/08/2015 | 02:30

A relative of one of the bomb victims prays in Bangkok
A relative of one of the bomb victims prays in Bangkok

Asia was home to the tourists who died and China home to most of those who were injured by the bomb which exploded at the Erawan temple in Bangkok this week.

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The casualty list tells its own story about how travel patterns to the Thai capital have changed.

Five years ago, almost every one of the 50,000 Irish who go to Thailand each year would have begun and ended their journey in Bangkok, usually with a stopover which could have included a stay in one of the 70 hotels in the city's busy Pathum Wan commercial district, where the bombing took place.

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