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Thailand's resilient tourism industry a mixed blessing for the economy

Damrongkieat Pinijkarn with his Dazhong Dianping award, which helps to attract Chinese foreign individual tourists (FITs) to Hollywood Disco Pattaya, the disco/restaurant he manages.


THREE years ago the clientele at Hollywood Disco Pattaya were mostly South Koreans. Then the Chinese started to dominate the disco, chasing the Koreans away, according to manager Damrongkieat Pinijkarn.

Mr Damrongkieat, who is also secretary of the Entertainment and Tourism...

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