During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand's once vibrant tourism industry shut down completely, preventing visitors from entering from overseas. Although access has now resumed, hotel occupancy rates are still less than half their previous levels. In order to survive, local hotels and businesses used the off season to develop new tours and plans that highlight environmental preservation and sustainability. In this episode, we take part in the projects bringing new potential to tourism in Thailand.
An elephant trainer who endured the pandemic
Hotel staff members seek to combine hospitality and farming
A tire removed from the ocean bed during cleaning efforts at the Phi Phi Islands