Budget carrier AirAsia began offering 100,000 free tickets to Thailand on Wednesday in an attempt to lure back foreign visitors after Bangkok's airports were seized by anti-government protesters recently.  The airline said the seats would be available between Wednesday and Friday, and cover services from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jakarta, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.  The Tourism Authority of Thailand said the campaign would help draw tourists back to the country faster and help boost the Thai economy next next year.  "Thailand is back to normal and the campaign will help us maintain our tourist projections, especially from the Asian region," said TAT governor Pornsiri Manohan.
Agence France Presse