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Atta seeks green light for more China tourists

Chinese passengers arrive Suvarnabhumi airport on Oct 20, 2020. They are the first group of Chinese visitors to come to Thailand courtesy of the new Special Tourist Visa progoramme. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) has urged the government to lure Chinese tourists from low-risk areas by January under the travel bubble scheme, forgoing a 14-day quarantine.

Thailand has the potential to create travel bubbles with China, thanks to the long and firm relationship between the two countries and ability to curb the outbreak, said Atta president Vichit Prakobgosol.

There are 22 low-risk provinces in China such as Guangdong, Zhejiang, Anhui, Sichuan and Hebei that have reported no new local cases for more than 150 days.

The association submitted the letter on Thursday to the…

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