Protests take toll on Thai economy

Flight of tourists sparked by political violence spells trouble for Bangkok's economy.

     

    Businesses in the Thai capital are suffering because of the ongoing standoff between the government and the so-called red shirt protesters.

    High-end hotels were already suffering before the violence broke out, but now the backpacker district in and around the popular Khao San Road has taken a hit as well, with many estimating that 90 per cent of tourists have fled the area.

    As Aela Callan reports from Bangkok, it could take a while before business can resume as usual.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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