Just as the tourism business gets ready for the high season, the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have taken over Bangkok’s international airport – Suvarnabhumi. All flights have been cancelled and tourists are stranded at the airport, not knowing if they should wait or head back into the city. Americans are anxious to get home for thanksgiving.

Scenes of people firing guns into a crowd is not a good image for Thailand and is going to have a massive impact on the economy. The BBC has a good FAQ list on their site as to what the PAD are protesting about. From what I have read, the group doesn’t have widespread support and this latest move is not going to get any sympathy from business people in Thailand.