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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Situation Update: Flooding in Thailand (Official statement on October 21, 2011)
Explaining of the situation regarding ICCE2011 Conference site in Chiang Mai, Thailand. [October 23, 2011]
Why the current flood will not effect to ICCE 2011 Conference in Chiang Mai? [October 16, 2011]

How Safe Is Suvarnabhumi Airport? – November 3, 2011 (for detail, see here)

Suvarnabhumi Airport is highly confident its flood-prevention scheme - with its 3.5-meter-high, 37-meter-wide earth dyke and sheet piles - will be effective.

Flooding in Bangkok Unlikely to Reach a Critical Stage – November 1, 2011 (for detail, see here)

... the Prime Minister revealed that the flooding situation in the city remained stable and if there were no more breached flood barriers, the situation would improve gradually after recent high tides.

THAILAND FLOOD ROUND UP – October 31, 2011 (for detail, see here)

Bangkok is served by two airports. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main gateway to Thailand with 120 international and domestic airlines, remains open. It has considerable flood protection measures in place and is operating normally, handling around 800 flights per day. Suvarnabhumi Airport is also the main connector for international arrivals to domestic flights serving tourist destinations throughout Thailand such as Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Surat Thani. Domestic flights are operating as per normal between Suvarnabhumi Airport and all other airports in Thailand.

Transportation to and from the airport into central Bangkok including taxis, buses and the Airport Rail Link have not been affected by the floods and are operating normally. Highways from the airport to tourist destinations southeast of Bangkok such as Pattaya, Rayong, and Koh Chang are open. Travelers should allow additional time to travel to the airport due to traffic congestion.

Flood Management on the Right Track – October 30, 2011 (for detail, see here)

The Prime Minister said that 27 provinces are still suffering from floods, while 36 others are starting rehabilitation programs. More than 9,800 factories inside and outside industrial estates have been damaged. They are located in eight provinces, namely Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Nonthaburi, Pathum thani, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, and Uthai Thani. Provincial governors whose provinces did not face the problem of stagnant flood water have been instructed to help the flood-stricken areas in Bangkok and nearby provinces by sending food supplies.

Many major tourist destinations, such as those in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, and Samui Island in Surat Thani, have not been affected by the current floods. They all welcome visitors.

Thai Travel News Bangkok Flood Update for Tourists – October 27, 2011 (for detail, see here)

We advise that this warning is for the city of Bangkok only. There is no flooding affecting Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Hua Hin or Pattaya. Chiang Mai was affected last month, but floodwaters have subsided and all businesses and tourist attractions are operating normally.