Mass tourism had brought Thailand’s idyllic Phi Phi islands, immortalised in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach, to the brink of ecological catastrophe, the Straits Times reported.
Now Thailand hopes to make Phi Phi the standard-bearer for a new, more sustainable model of tourism as the country reopens to visitors after the long Covid-19 shutdown. The island will see tourists again from January, although they may arrive from the far side of island and have to walk through to the picturesque beach.
Read the full report: Straits Times
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