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PHUKET, THAILAND: Elephant camps in Thailand have purchased six new jumbos to welcome tourists and returnees from China. Elephant ride to Elephant Showersaid the owner.

Panchang Kamala Elephant Camp on the resort island of Phuket is also adding programs such as elephant care as bookings have increased after the Chinese New Year, camp owner Wittaya Taweeros said Reuters told to

“As the number of tourists is increasing, we are ready to welcome them, including newly purchased elephants,” Wittaya said.

The camp, which currently has 25 elephants, can accommodate 200 to 300 tourists per day, he added.

Wittaya said he is confident more tourists will come. “We already have 60% to 70% bookings after Chinese New Year from the same agents we worked with before the pandemic,” he said. Thai elephant camps add more jumbo as Chinese tourists return

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