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Same crisis, same/different solution to revive tourism?

As mentioned during our 2nd TOURIST Conference (, COVID-19 affected world economy as well as world tourism. Brian King was mentioning domestic markets and travel bubbles as an option to revire tourism. Is this the way for every country independently on the location, type of tourism, relevance of tourism industry within national economy, etc.?

Thailand's tourism operators used to talk about a "travel bubble" but that now seems unrealistic given the resurgence of the virus around the world. The latest idea is called " Safe and Sealed". Seems idea is to offer package tours?

"Safe means we will select only guests from a city with a record of no infections for at least 30 days, and they can travel under the sealed conditions provided by tour operators in designated hotels and provinces that agree to welcome those tourists,"

The cost of the package would be 100,000 baht per person, higher than the average price of 50,000 baht before the pandemic - not sure this is realistic!