A month after reopening, Thailand sees gradual tourism recovery – The Peninsula

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A month after reopening, Thailand sees gradual tourism recovery – The Peninsula

A hotel worker sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, November 22, 2021. Picture taken November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK: 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, Thailand saw about 40 million visitors a year.

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