Thailand could be without Chinese tourists until 2023.
Indications are that China will not be opening its borders until 2023 which will have severe implications on the recovery of the Thai tourism industry in the short to medium term.
On the brighter side, the longer term prospects for the region are much more positive as Chinese tourists are expected to be drawn to countries that they see as safe and which offer an easy visa application process. For this Thailand will be very well placed to see a surge from the lucrative Chinese market when the borders finally open.
The full article discussing this important issue for both the tourism industry and the Thai economy as a whole can be found here.