The hospitality industry certainly needs the internet because it allows travellers to book for accommodations no matter what part of the world they are in. For example, travellers who want to book a room at the hotel in Ploenchit, only need to access the website to make a reservation. Yes, indeed, the internet has become a standard part of life and as ubiquitous as the air we breathe.
However, in the near future, internet users may be forced to deal with the effects of an internet “split” or the possibility of a fractured internet. The most likely scenario will be a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet that will be led by the United States. It is very likely that China will lead the split.
According to Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and executive chairman of Alphabet, China has an ideal environment for internet-based economic activities. There are enormous numbers of impressive companies offering dynamic new services that are intended for the Chinese population. However, the dominance of China particularly their leadership in products and services has its share of downsides.
Up until now, the internet has been largely independent and self-sustaining even with its global reach. Protocols are heavily standardized with an open-source base that can be copied and followed indefinitely. Different processes like the creation and transfer of domain names are universally accepted. The internet has been resistant to any attempts that will change its core standards even if it is new rules and regulations issued by the government.
However, the basic protocols and standards where the internet was based have been developed years ago. These protocols must be refreshed. It makes sense for a country or region in the world to have some form of control on how protocols are implemented. Certain freedoms can be sacrificed particularly in countries that require censorship.
If a split happens, it will be slow and gradual with plenty of time to prepare. Meanwhile, enjoy yourself at hotel in Ploenchit and the multitude of attractions that Bangkok offers. The hotel is just a short walk away from the BTS Sky Train Ploenchit Station making it convenient to travel to other tourist destinations.