Even if bangkok opens up on an unrestricted basis next month uptake will still be negligible.
International tourist and buissness travel is down about 80 percent worldwide.
No signs of that returning to pre crisis levels anytime soon.
When they eventually open up again hopefully they will not try to gouge travellers.
If they do that may well be the end of mass international travel to thailand.
It's going to be a very competitive market and only the best value destinations will survive.
Regarding your latest question, this is because the nominated hotels have complied with certain standards of hygiene to reduce the spread as well ensuring that at least 70% of the staff have been vaxxed.
I am not sure if this has led to them raising prices, but you can book either directly through the ASQ link, or find the same hotel on Agoda at a decent discount. I looked at the Clover Hotel which is rated 4* and it was initially 1200 per night on ASQ, but 900 on Agoda. Now both sites are advertising 900 ($30 USD/€23).
I'm hoping I don't have to do ASQ again what with upcoming rule changes, but if I do, the one thing I'd change in my approach to it would be to pack extra food.
Thank God for the 2 litres of whisky I got in!!