Thailand’s Tourism Industry Affected by Political Unrest

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Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Last year, more than 26 million people visited the country. But months of unrest and a military takeover may finally be taking a toll on the tourism industry. Months of unrest and a military takeover just less than a week ago has kept potential tourists from coming to Thailand.

Several countries, including the United States and Australia, have issued travel warnings. CCTV’s Barnaby Lo has more from Bangkok.

Thailand's Tourism Industry Affected by Political Unrest

Thailand's Tourism Industry Affected by Political Unrest

Thailand's coup, following months of unrest, appears to be taking a toll on the country's tourism industry.CCTV's Barnaby Lo has more from Bangkok.
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A former government minister in Bangkok was arrested tuesday in front of reporters and television cameras. Chaturon Chaisaeng had refused to surrender to the army soldiers, who have rounded up scores of politicians since last week’s coup. He was making a speech condemning the military takeover when he was taken into custody. CCTV’s Martin Lowe reports.

Former Thai Minister Arrested

Former Thai Minister Arrested

A former government minister in Bangkok was arrested tuesday in front of reporters and television cameras. Chaturon Chaisaeng had refused to surrender to the army soldiers, who have rounded up scores of politicians since last week's coup. He was making a speech condemning the military takeover when he was taken into custody. CCTV's Martin Lowe reports.
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