British national sleeping at CM Airport for a week given free accommodation

A British national who had been sleeping in Chiang Mai International Airport for a week has been given free accommodation at a guest house.

The unnamed female tourist had been sleeping in the airport after her flights had been canceled and she had run out of money to pay for accommodation.

Staff at the airport had been providing the tourist food and other support with the woman saying that she was happy to stay at the airport as she felt safe.

After the story first appeared on social media on Sunday, Chiang Mai Governor Mr. Charoenrit Sanguansat ordered the director of the airport to remedy the situation.

Free accommodation for the stranded traveler was subsequently found at the 24 Guest House in Sri Phum. The traveler was transported there by airport staff last night, April 19.

There’s some suggestion from reports that the tourist was a digital nomad who due to coronavirus restrictions was unable to receive funds from her employer.

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