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Not much support for Nightlife staying open later

Not much support for Nightlife staying open later

According to a recent survey by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida), the majority of people do not think that extending the closing hour of entertainment venues to 4am can increase tourism earnings.
The Nida study, which polled 1,310 respondents nationwide who were 18 or older regarding the idea of extending the closing time of entertainment establishments from 2am to 4am, was conducted at random over the phone from October 17 to 19.

55.65% of respondents who were asked about their nighttime entertainment habits indicated they never went out, while 44.35 % claimed they had in the past.

The frequency of nighttime entertainment activities among those who had gone out (581 respondents) was as follows:

— 57.66% didn’t go out at night.

— 33.22% occasionally went out for festivals or events.

— 4.13% made one monthly outing.

2.58% of them left once per week.

— 2.07% left the house frequently (3-5 days per week).

— On every day (7 days a week), 0.34% went out.

Regarding the suggestion to raise the time when entertainment places must close from 2am to 4am:

— 41.76% believed the 2 a.m. closure time was reasonable because it did not interfere with local residents’ sleep schedules and was not overly late.

— 23.66% recommended permitting venues to close at 4 a.m., particularly in well-known tourist cities, since it could boost the economy and bring in money for the nation. They thought it might bring in more foreign visitors to Thailand.

— 17.56% advocated standardizing venue closing times across the country at 4 a.m. to increase income options for owners of entertainment businesses and related occupations.

— 8.32% advocated closing down establishments before 2am because it was already extremely late and would result in mishaps and criminal activity.

— 4.35% argued that the presence of nighttime entertainment outlets in Thailand was unnecessary since they disturbed the tranquility of the locals.

— 4.27% did not offer a conclusive response.

0.08% of respondents had other ideas, such closing venues at 3am.

Of the 581 sample units who had previously visited amusement parks:

— 36.49% said it was reasonable to close nightclubs at 2am.

— 30.29% of respondents recommended permitting venues to close at 4 a.m., particularly in well-known tourist destinations for foreign visitors.

— 25.13% of respondents advocated for venues across the board to close at 4am.

— 6.37% recommended closing bars and clubs before 2am.

— 0.52% of respondents opposed Thailand having nighttime entertainment places.

— 1.03% did not offer a conclusive response.

— 0.17% made further recommendations, such closing venues at 3am.

Of the 729 sample units who had never visited a place of entertainment:

— 45.95% of respondents thought it was reasonable to close nightclubs at 2am.

— 18.38% suggested permitting venues to close at 4 a.m., particularly in well-known tourism destinations for foreign tourists.

— 11.52 % of respondents in the country suggested opening at 4 a.m.

— 9.88% advocated closing bars and clubs by 2 a.m.

— 7.41% were opposed to Thailand having nighttime entertainment places.

— 6.86% did not offer a conclusive response.

Concerning the faith of the general public in extending the hours of entertainment venues to generate income amid the downturn in the economy:

— 27.71% of respondents were just moderately confident, and the same number were not at all confident.

— 26.72% had zero confidence.

16.56% of respondents expressed extreme confidence.

— 1.30% either did not react, did not know, or did not show interest.

Can increasing these venues’ hours increase tourism in the midst of the current downturn in the economy? Among the 581 respondents who had visited entertainment venues as a sample:

— 33.73% expressed a fair amount of confidence.

– 27.20% lacked much confidence.

19.45% expressed extreme confidence.

18.93% of people expressed zero confidence.

— 0.69% either didn’t know, didn’t care, or didn’t respond.

A sample of 729 respondents who had not visited entertainment venues:

— 32.92% had zero confidence.

– 28.12% lacked much confidence.

— 22.91% expressed a moderate amount of confidence.

14.27% expressed extreme confidence.

— 1.78% either didn’t know, didn’t care, or didn’t respond.

The general replies to questions regarding the establishment of roadblocks for alcohol testing and drunk driving were:

— 46.41% thought the number of checkpoints as it was was appropriate.

38.02% of respondents believed there should be additional checkpoints.

— 8.17% thought all checkpoints ought to be eliminated.

5.80% of respondents felt there needs to be fewer checkpoints.

1.60% either didn’t know, didn’t care, or didn’t respond.

581 respondents’ opinions after visiting entertainment venues:

— 48.54% thought the number of checkpoints currently in place was appropriate.

— 34.60% of respondents believed there should be additional checkpoints.

— 8.43% thought all checkpoints ought to be eliminated.

— 7.57 percent felt that there needs to be fewer checkpoints.

0.86% either didn’t know, didn’t care, or didn’t react.

Of the 729 respondents who hadn’t visited a place of entertainment:

— 44.72% thought the present checkpoint count was adequate.

— 40.74% of respondents believed there should be additional checkpoints.

— 7.96% thought all checkpoints ought to be eliminated.

— 4.39 percent believed there needs to be fewer checkpoints.

— 2.19% either didn’t know, didn’t care, or didn’t respond.

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