Thailand has been elated to finally welcome tourists - mostly - but now, in the wake of the pandemic, a new threat to tourism has emerged. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said it expects a normally profitable third quarter to be marred by flooding in 21 provinces in Thailand. The flooding is expected to particularly affect corporate travel.
The people who arrived on Tuesday were the first tourists to arrive in Phuket as part of the new Test & Go expansion for marine tourists, which began on March 1. After that, the Phuket Tourism Authority of Thailand said that the island is ready to take tourists back from boats.