You will see that certainly in Phukhet while things are certainly not back to normal, things are certainly up and running, and the Thai people are just waiting for us to go back.
Apparently 90% of bookings have been cancelled, yet many of the hotels are back up and running. The foreign office have not been particularly helpful either, wording their advice in a way that insurance companies may be able to use to their advantage.
All they need now is for us to return with our pounds and dollars to help their economy recover in the best possible way. What is the use of aid to restore their hotels, bars and restaurants it we don't return with our money to help restore their livelihoods?