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Thai hotel group continues overseas push with Kyoto project

Country's tourism sector to shrink over 70% to $25bn this year: Dusit CEO

Dusit Thani Group CEO Suphajee Suthumpun expects personalized services using big data will be a factor in the hospitality sector after the COVID pandemic. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- Thai hospitality giant Dusit Thani chose Japan's tourist magnet of Kyoto for its latest overseas expansion splurge, as the company looks to hedge its bets in a COVID-clipped travel industry.

"We've worked on this project for more than three years," Suphajee Suthumpan, Group CEO of Dusit Thani, told Nikkei Asia in an interview. "The hotel will open in 2023."

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