Bleak outlook prompts rethink

Thai govt orders launch of new tourism campaign to revive sector as spike in COVID-19 cases scupper recovery In this file photo taken on March 12, 2021, traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. (MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP) Thailand’s tourism industry […]

Changing needs and numbers of tourists from China

Editor's Note: Thanks to China's rapid economic development and rising individual incomes, Chinese tourists have been traveling across the globe and contributing to the local economies. But before the pandemic-induced international restrictions are lifted, some foreign destinations would do better to improve their services, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily in the third of […]

Beaches put to work in tourism test

Eyes on Thailand as quarantine set aside, but key Chinese market on hold A group of tourists talks to reporters after their swab test for COVID-19 at the Phuket International Airport in Phuket, Thailand, July 1, 2021. (SAKCHAI LALIT / AP) Thailand's move to welcome vaccinated international tourists for quarantine-free stays may set a model […]