Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha comforts a relative of Chinese tourists involved in the tourist boat accident. Photo: Reuters/Sooppharoek Teepapan

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

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha comforts a relative of Chinese tourists involved in the tourist boat accident. Photo: Reuters/Sooppharoek Teepapan
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