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Thai tourism: Further doom and gloom from the North

The head of the Northern Hoteliers’ Association has painted a grim picture of tourism in Thailand. 

Bookings in the north are down and the outlook for year’s end and entering the first quarter of 2020 looks terrible.

These were the observations of La-iat Bungsrithong who was talking to INN as quoted by Sanook. 

She blamed many of the usual suspects – the high baht, international trade wars and sluggish economy both domestically and internationally. 

Compared to last year tourism was down and there seemed little hope on the horizon. 

Chinese visitors are still the mainstay in the North with direct flights from China but the expansion of hotel rooms in recent times is only seeing less of the pie for each operator, she observed. 

Sanook

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