Thailand fights to revive reputation as top tourist destination

A leading business hotel in Bangkok is sprucing up rooms, restaurants and hallways to meet new hygiene and safety standards as it prepares to welcome the first trickle of regular customers — foreign airline crews — in August.

“This is now a priority, including deep cleaning of our ventilator and air conditioning systems,” said Marisa Sukosol, executive vice president of Sukosol hotels, which owns five properties in the Thai capital and in Pattaya, a seaside resort southeast of the city. “We have a loyal market, like airline crews from South Korea, and we need to be ready for them.”

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