Reader Talkback Thailand: Are you optimistic about the second half of 2022 in Thailand for tourism?

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The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to ask: Are you optimistic about the second half of 2022 in Thailand for tourism?

Some context around this question:

  As Covid-19 restrictions ease in Thailand continually, with a chance that Thailand Pass could be dropped in the near future, bars and nightlife legally reopened, and more, are you optimistic about tourism in Thailand for the back half of 2022?  With Test and Go already dropped as of May 1st, more tourists are gradually returning but many critics say further steps are needed. However, with other global issues like Russia’s war with Ukraine, China’s Covid Zero policy, and rising costs of fuel and basic goods, these stand to hurt tourism as well. Granted, anything will be better than the near complete border closures minus massive quarantine in 2020 and 2021, but what will the next six months look like?

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!

Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over eight years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: