Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier
Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier

Five-star hotel bargains and free food in Thailand – lucky couple enjoy the country as few others ever will

  • ‘It is like Thailand must have been 40 years ago,’ says Christian, one half of a couple who stayed on in the country when other tourists evacuated amid Covid-19
  • Having stuck out a lockdown in Bangkok, and aware that tourism-dependent businesses are hurting, they visit as many different bars and restaurants as they can

Topic |   Asia travel
Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier
Christian and Beatrice Meier are enjoying the empty beaches and cheap hotels in Thailand, but with its borders closed for months, the impact on the many Thais who depend for their livelihood on tourism has been severe. Photo: Red Door News/Christian and Beatrice Meier
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