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Thai Resort Town Struggles to Revive Tourism

A Thai father talks to his son at Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. While locals who rely on tourist income are struggling, the government must decide how to spend money: on tourism development or the immediate needs of local businessmen.
Doualy Xaykaothao, NPR
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A Thai father talks to his son at Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. While locals who rely on tourist income are struggling, the government must decide how to spend money: on tourism development or the immediate needs of local businessmen.

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Doualy Xaykaothao is a newscaster and reporter for NPR, based in Culver City. She returned to NPR for this role in 2018, and is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts. She also reports on breaking news stories for NPR.
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