Hope, fears for Phuket ‘Sandbox’

 Hope, fears for Phuket ‘Sandbox’

TOT Building and Antenna Tower in Phuket Town. Photo: © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas.

The Phuket Tourism “Sandbox”, a pilot phase of Thailand’s ambitious tourism reopening plan, kicks off on Thursday on the resort island amid hope and fears.

As businesses expect a tremendous boost to the local economy, relying heavily on tourism, many locals fear the pro-tourism programme may end up sparking a new outbreak of Covid-19.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Mongkol Bangprapa and Achadthaya Chuenniran


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