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Time to turn to the trade for a Covid fix

Time to turn to the trade for a Covid fix

Travel is the stuff of dreams, but since Covid-19 raised its ugly head last December it quickly turned into a nightmare for those who rely on tourism to pay their weekly bills.

We have always been comfortable with the role of dream merchants, and that makes us prone to believing salvation is just around the corner when the facts suggest otherwise.

As long as travellers turned up on our doorstep, the dream was alive and well. Thailand reported 39.8 million tourist arrivals in 2019, and while the travel industry scoffed at the creative arithmetic, the…

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