Thailand’s travel reopening struggles to win tourists

By Jon Russell in BFO #333, 23 Jul, 21

Thailand’s efforts to reopen its tourism sector aren’t exactly off to a flying start. Well, there’s been plenty of flying… just not many passengers.

A trio of neighbouring tropical islands, including popular destination Koh Samui, reopened flights from overseas last week. The big sell is that rather than being confined to a state-mandated quarantine—Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)—for two weeks, you can head straight to an idyllic island for 14 days before becoming eligible to visit other parts of Thailand.