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COVID curbs over, China’s tourists hit Thai beaches for first time in 3 years

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By Kwang JirapornKuhakan PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) – Hitting the white sand beaches and eating mango sticky rice and seafood, Chinese tourists are returning to Thailand for their first trips abroad since China ended its strict COVID-19 curbs and reopened its borders. “Because of the pandemic, we hadn’t been out of China for three years,” said tourist and business owner Kiki Hu, 28, in Krabi on Thailand’s southwest coast. “Now that we can leave and come here for holiday. I feel so happy and emotional”. With China celebrating the Lunar New Year, Asia’s tourist hotspots have been bracing for the…

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