Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee

Chinese spenders offer Phuket hope amid the wreckage of Thailand’s tourism industry

  • It’s the middle of peak season, but the beaches are empty, businesses are boarded up and go-go girls in Patong bars dance in return for virtual drinks
  • But Phuket’s tourism industry sees a glimmer of hope in middle class Chinese who are getting over the shock of Covid-19 and looking to invest overseas

Topic |   Chinese tourists
Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
Bangla Walking Street – once the home of Phuket’s party crowd is now deserted without tourists. Photo: Vijitra Duangdee
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