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Chinese tourist numbers fall as Phuket boat capsize deaths highlight Thailand’s terrible safety record

Chinese tourists make up a quarter of Thailand’s visitors, but after the handling of the recent boat accident in which 47 Chinese tourists died, and with the kingdom’s lax attitude to safety, authorities need to act quickly and decisively to retain Thailand’s tourism revenue.

17 Aug 2018 - 8:39AM

Chinese tourists make up a quarter of Thailand’s visitors, but after the handling of the recent boat accident in which 47 Chinese tourists died, and with the kingdom’s lax attitude to safety, authorities need to act quickly and decisively to retain Thailand’s tourism revenue.

Chinese tourist numbers fall as Phuket boat capsize deaths highlight Thailand’s terrible safety record
Chinese ‘zero dollar’ tour companies dodge Thai crackdown – and travel agencies defend the practice

Welcomed during Thailand’s economic slowdown, such ‘forced shopping’ tours are frowned upon for tainting visitors’ image of country; if ban won’t stop them, the growing trend of individual travel from China may see them die out

27 Jan 2018 - 8:09PM

Welcomed during Thailand’s economic slowdown, such ‘forced shopping’ tours are frowned upon for tainting visitors’ image of country; if ban won’t stop them, the growing trend of individual travel from China may see them die out

Chinese ‘zero dollar’ tour companies dodge Thai crackdown – and travel agencies defend the practice
Bangkok street food vendors’ removal sparks debate about whether Thai capital’s food culture can survive

Loss of a signature feature of the city, ostensibly to clear footpaths for pedestrians, divides residents and visitors

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Loss of a signature feature of the city, ostensibly to clear footpaths for pedestrians, divides residents and visitors

Bangkok street food vendors’ removal sparks debate about whether Thai capital’s food culture can survive