Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP

Chiang Mai’s smog crisis threatens to smother Songkran celebrations and hurt Thai tourism industry

  • Tourism revenue, particularly from Chinese visitors, underpins Thailand’s economy
  • Arrivals recovered after deadly Phuket boat accident last year but Chiang Mai’s smog crisis is another setback

Topic |   Thailand
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to volunteers about combating pollution while visiting an army base in Chiang Mai. Photo: AFP
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