Tourism operators in Koh Lipe wary about reopening


BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Only some 40 per cent of tourism-related businesses in Satun’s Koh Lipe have started operating since the island was reopened on Friday Oct 15).

The Lipe Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Association said local businesses have suffered badly from the drastic drop in tourism due to Covid-19.

Also, it said, many businesses were small and could not seek help from financial institutions on their own.

The association said more businesses will reopen once tourism picks up.

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