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Ghost ships spur fears for Phuket tourism industry

Nov 05. 2020
Photos by Charoon Thongnual
Photos by Charoon Thongnual
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By The Nation

A fleet of deserted cruise ships docked at Chalong pier shows the devastating toll of Covid-19 on Phuket’s tourism industry.

The virus outbreak has drained the world-class destination of its economic lifeblood – foreign tourists.

Despite government stimulus measures and a mobile Cabinet meeting held In Phuket this week, local businesses have expressed fears that tourism here may never recover.

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