Tourism collapse

  • Coronavirus forces tourism rethink in world's most visited city
    BANGKOK, August 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Bangkok tourist destination Khao San Road is usually heaving with people on weekends, its cheap beer bars, tattoo parlours, street vendors, hostels and buzzing nightlife drawing budget travellers and tour group alike. On a recent Saturday evening, the street was deserted except for a few dozen locals who wandered past boarded up shops, ignoring restaurant staff calling out meal and drink deals. Khao San Road clearly shows the
  • Spain dives into deep recession, tourism woes bode ill for rebound
    MADRID, July 31 (Reuters): The coronavirus crisis has pulverised Spain's economy, triggering its worst recession since the civil war, with collapsed tourism numbers boding ill for hopes of a swift rebound. Hit by one of Europe's worst outbreaks and strictest lockdowns, the economy came to a virtual halt in March and remained paralysed until the end of June. It shrank 18.5% in the second quarter, a drop so harsh it wiped out all the recovery achieved since the 2008 gl