• Denis Ushakov Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok
Keywords: lockdown, tourism industry, hospitality, pandemic, accumulating uselessness, self-sufficient economy


The article analyzes the structural-functional crisis of Thailand’s tourism sector caused by the 2020 pandemic. Prospects and destimulating factors of the crisis within the tourism sector for the whole socioeconomic system of the country have been assessed from the standpoint of the author’s own vision of “accumulating uselessness”. The author also analyzed the major consequences and development results inside the sectors of tourism and hospitality in Thailand and also — how these sectors have been reacting to economic, social and medical shocks from the coronavirus pandemic. Reformatting prospects of Thailand’s tourism sector are evaluated taking into account the significant transformation of its strategic priorities, resources and market orientation.


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Author Biography

Denis Ushakov, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok

Dr. of economy, Associate Professor, College of Hospitality Industry Management,

Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Research interests: tourism industry, multinational business, international service markets, migration.


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Ushakov, D. (2021). TOURISM INDUSTRY OF THAILAND: THROUGH CRISIS, LOCKDOWN AND SANDBOX - TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (4(29), 18-28.

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