Tourist industries take a hit from coronavirus: Thailand

Tourist industries take a hit from coronavirus: Thailand

Fear of the coronavirus and travel restrictions on Chinese tourists have had a deep impact on Pattaya, one of Thailand's top tourist towns, during peak season. ATTENTION: CONTAINS
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