Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Has Thailand had enough of Western tourists and their ‘entitlement’?

  • Once the mainstay of the Thai tourism industry, visitors from Europe, the US and Australia are now outnumbered
  • Arrivals from the rest of Asia and the Middle East tend to spend more on a daily basis, but their stays are shorter

Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Tourists take pictures of Koh Phi Phi Leh, in Thailand. Photo: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.