A Chinese tour group in front of Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Photo: AFP

Thailand mulls special visas to lure back Chinese tourists after fatal boat accident and airport slap

The Southeast Asian nation has seen visitor numbers from China fall after the deaths of 47 tourists in July and a security guard’s recent attack on a visitor

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A Chinese tour group in front of Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Photo: AFP
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.