Sumary of Thailand sees gradual tourism recovery:
- Thailand sees gradual tourism recovery Operators dust off plans to open new hotels published : 25 Nov 2021 at 12:11 A family plays with an elephant at popular tourist destination Mae Sa Elephant Camp as the country reopens its borders to vaccinated tourists in Chiang Mai on Saturday.
- (Reuters photo) Thailand was among the first countries in Asia to reopen for foreign arrivals, and it is seeing a slow recovery, including new hotels touting longer stays for individual travellers.
- In the first 10 months of 2021, Thailand saw 106,117 foreign tourists , a drop from 6.7 million in 2020. Before the pandemic, the country saw about 40 million visitors a year.
- “About 70% of total bookings came from Europe, including Germany, UK, Scandinavian countries, followed by the US, Middle East, and Asia,” chief executive Wallapa Traisorat told Reuters, adding that domestic travel helped.
- ” Thailand, one of the region’s most popular destinations, is heavily dependent on tourism.
- Centara Hotels and Resorts is moving ahead with plans to open a 1.1 billion baht hotel on the island of Samui in December.