TROP­I­CAL IS­LANDS BAN NIGHT STAYS

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The Thai govern­ment has banned hol­i­day­mak­ers from stay­ing overnight on the Sim­i­lan Is­lands in a bid to tackle en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems caused by mass tourism.

The mora­to­rium came into force this week and cov­ers all overnight stays ex­cept those op­er­ated by li­censed deep-sea div­ing com­pa­nies.

The num­ber of daily vis­i­tors to the trop­i­cal ar­chi­pel­ago will also be capped at 3,325 from Jan­uary, while boats

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