Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

The expected resumption of group tours from China is likely to bring more visitors

Jan 25, 2023

The beaches and temples of Asian travel hotspots like Bali and Chiang Mai are the busiest they've been since the pandemic struck three years ago, but they're still relatively quiet.

Key takeaways

  • For now, it's only individual travelers who can afford to pay, with flights costing more than triple what they normally do;
  • Group tours are due to resume from Feb. 6, but the number of tourists who will come will depends on how many flights are operating;
  • Only a quarter of Bali's 80 tour operators who mostly handle Chinese clients are operating.

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