By Wipaphat S. Trossel
For many countries, tourism is a catalyst for social development. At the start of 2020, the economic growth of these countries was hard-hit by travel restrictions affecting not only the tourism industry, but also all commercial activities connected to it. As a perennial tourist favourite, Thailand was naturally affected as well. Adapting to the new normal with the relaxing of travel requirements from the beginning of July 2022, the tourism industry in Thailand is now ready to be reborn.