Thailand: International Tourism May Take Years to Recover

Empty beaches ahead

By: Murray Hunter

With nearly 20 percent of Thailand’s pre-Covid crisis GDP related to tourism, the partial reopening of the country’s borders on November 1 was a risky move aimed at turning around the economy.

A whole range of optimistic predictions has been issued by the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) about how many will visit in 2021 and 2022. How…

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