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February 11, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far from the fighting in the Persian Gulf, this Southeast Asian nation considers itself a casualty of war. The problem is tourism, a $4-billion industry that is Thailand's major source of foreign exchange. In what is usually peak season, tourist arrivals are down by a third, package tours and business meetings have virtually disappeared, and usually packed beach resorts are closing rooms and laying off staff. The Thais bitterly blame friendly fire: a U.S. Embassy security alert issued Jan.
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February 11, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far from the fighting in the Persian Gulf, this Southeast Asian nation considers itself a casualty of war. The problem is tourism, a $4-billion industry that is Thailand's major source of foreign exchange. In what is usually peak season, tourist arrivals are down by a third, package tours and business meetings have virtually disappeared, and usually packed beach resorts are closing rooms and laying off staff. The Thais bitterly blame friendly fire: a U.S. Embassy security alert issued Jan.
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