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After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal by Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul to protect tourists by fitting them with tracking wristbands or saddling them with government minders is likely to land with a thud among patrons of the once party-hearty vacation land. "When tourists check into a hotel they will be given a wristband with a serial number that matches their ID and shows the contact details of the resort they are staying in so that if they're out...

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