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Vodcast #016 -When will Thailand Reopen? By John Ho

The Big Debate - Should Thailand Reopen for Tourists?

Thailand is a tourist paradise for many. As all may know, it’s a country where the economy is dependent on travelling.

For John, he has been to Hua Hin for family vacation lately. In his trip, he witnessed how badly the local economy is performing - even he got 50% discount for the five star hotel he is at in this vacation town, there are not many visitors. This has prompted him to think about today’s topic. The “cost of zero” - the cost of staying at zero infection is getting higher and higher for the country’s economy day by day.

While Thailand has zero infection for almost 100 days already, the government & the Thai are wondering when the country should reopen again.

No one knows but what you, as a tourist, think about it?

Will you be willing to stay quarantined in a hotel for 14 days before being allowed to hang around?

#Thailand #CrossBorder #Travelling #HuaHin #Pandemic

About the Speaker:

Mr. John Ho is a social media marketing strategist and co-founder of Alt_. He grew up in Hong Kong and after graduating from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he spent his first 10 years in Hong Kong working in the hospitality sector. Later on he pursued in network marketing business and also became one of the pioneers in mobile live-streaming with Periscope (Twitter Live App). His global audience is more than 60,000 combined with over 5,000 hours of stream time across platforms like Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. He helped built a Facebook page (Martial Tribes) to over 4 million page fans and also created the page "Married to Chiang Mai" with highly engaging content in various formats. John and his family are currently living in Thailand and he is creating his first co-living and co-working space in the old city of Chiang Mai.

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