Woman getting a traditional Thai massage

Over 80% of Pattaya massage shops are permanently closed

According to the president of the Eastern Spa and Wellness Association, over 80% of Pattaya Massage shops have permanently closed in the past year and less than 100 remain licensed to open.

Chairat Ratananophas, the president of the Eastern Spa and Wellness Association, made the comments to The Pattaya News and Associated Press yesterday, June 2nd, 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, massage shops, spas, saunas, wellness centers, and similar establishments are currently ordered force closed in Chonburi by Governor order and have been for close to two months. In terms of permanent closing, Chairat was referring to those who did not renew their license or shut their business entirely, although he admitted some might return if tourists did.

Full story: thepattayanews.com

By Adam Judd
The Pattaya News


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