As the world forgets Covid, Pattaya hotels are apparently 80 percent full. To judge from the traffic at weekends in particular, it seems like 150 percent. Pattaya smog is obviously exhaust-related and not connected with burning rubbish or forest fires. Meanwhile the Tourist Authority of Thailand wants to double the number of overseas tourists in 2019 (40 million) to around 80 million by 2030. Koh Larn is so busy some days that there’s a limit on the number of boat passengers over there. Hotels and hostelries are crying out for more staff.
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