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Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

A huge dependence on Chinese tourists sees many Asian countries reeling from China’s move to cancel outbound group trips indefinitely, as part of measures to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Among them are Thailand and Japan. The Tourism Council of Thailand has estimated losses of at least $1.6 ...

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Thailand’s popularity dips in Europe

Thailand's popularity dips in Europe

BANGKOK, 28 January 2020: There are certainly devils lurking in the details of Thailand’s tourist arrival statistics for 2019. On the surface, welcoming 39.79 million tourists and clocking up a 4.24% increase to boot deserves an okey-dokey slap on the back for the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. But does ...

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Coronavirus hits Thailand hardest in tourism-reliant SE Asia

BANGKOK/JAKARTA — China‘s ban on outbound tour groups to stem the spread of coronavirus has hit Southeast Asia‘s tourism industry which relies heavily on Chinese holidaymakers.  Thailand has so far been the worst hit by coronavirus outside of China with eight patients and 39 others quarantined preemptively. With nearly 27% of Thailand‘s tourists arrivals ...

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Phuket Opinion: The necessity of want

Phuket Opinion: The necessity of want

To understand that warning, delivered to an estimated 1,000 travel industry delegates at the forum in Bangkok (see story here), one ne to appreciate who Bill Bensley is. It is no overestimation that Bill Bensley is a respected – nay, renowned – designer and architect who has worked on some ...

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How Thailand is looking to new markets to boost tourism

In Thailand, long a popular destination in the tropics, there’s a new group helping push the number of visitors higher than ever. Thailand welcomed a record 39 million visitors in 2019, up from 38 million the year before, according to the country’s Tourism and Sports Ministry. While European and Chinese ...

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TAT: Operators brace for slower growth

TAT: Operators brace for slower growth

Tourists jump off a boat near Koh Samui. Chartered flights scheduled from Russia should help disperse the flow of tourists from famous beach sites such as Samui to other destinations, including Khao Sok National Park and Khanom district. (Photo by Karnjana Ayuwatanachai) Thai tourism will not see dramatic growth for ...

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