Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus
Tourism operators were putting a brave face on prospects for high season in the northern Thai capital. But a brief report by Chiang Mai News painted a stark picture that really had one clear message: Tourism in Chiang Mai has been decimated by the downturn in Chinese arrivals. Some were hoping that more Western tourists would fill their place especially during the next few months. A hotel operator in the Prapokklao area said that her business had been terrible the last few months. She was now forced to offer rooms by the month at discounts. These traditionally might attract more Westerners on longer stays. Food vendors all over the city said that since the Chinese stopped coming in greater numbers there are few customers. They rely on passing trade and office workers. It used to be vibrant but not any more, they said. Ek Namjit, 30, said that the situation... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Samui Times'. Thank you
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