A group of tourists in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand no longer requires quarantine for vaccinated tourists. Chief among those they want to attract? Big-spending Indian travellers. Photo: Shutterstock
A group of tourists in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand no longer requires quarantine for vaccinated tourists. Chief among those they want to attract? Big-spending Indian travellers. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

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Thailand targets Indian tourists – and their big fat destination weddings – to make up for ongoing lack of Chinese travellers

  • As of October 1, fully vaccinated arrivals from anywhere are welcome in Thailand’s ‘sandbox’ provinces, and the country is looking to attract Indian tourists
  • Indians have a particularly lucrative element to their overseas spending that even Chinese travellers can’t match – big fat destination weddings

A group of tourists in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand no longer requires quarantine for vaccinated tourists. Chief among those they want to attract? Big-spending Indian travellers. Photo: Shutterstock
A group of tourists in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand no longer requires quarantine for vaccinated tourists. Chief among those they want to attract? Big-spending Indian travellers. Photo: Shutterstock
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