Thailand instability hits tourism industry

Political unrest costs country's tourism sector $3bn, with a million fewer tourists this year alone.

    Thailand's tourism sector is estimated to have lost nearly $3bn dollars because of an ongoing political crisis.

    The country's economic future looks bleak after seven months of political unrest, with a million fewer people visiting this year than the last.

    Analysts are warning that foreign businesses are holding back from investing because of continuing political uncertainty.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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