Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse
Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Can young Chinese tourists help save a backpacker-free Bangkok when international travel returns?

  • Bangkok has long welcomed budget travellers in search of low-rent hedonism and cheap thrills
  • Although easy to dismiss, the youth travel segment has significant spending power

Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse
Khao San Road, Bangkok, in pre-pandemic times. Photo: SCMP / May Tse
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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.