In the new year, Thailand can receive 35 million visitors and raise $76.5 trillion.
The tourism sector will remain one of the engines of growth for the Thai economy in 2017, despite the decline in tourist arrivals from China in the first months of the year. The number of tourists from China had a negative impact launched in September 2016 campaign for the suppression of low-budget tourism, but the authorities are confident that the relevant indicators will gradually recover, writes portal Phuket news, citing the newspaper Bangkok Post.
Among the factors that will support the growth of the tourism industry, analysts say the overall improvement of economic situation in the country and the intensification of investment, as well as the status of Thailand as a regional hub of air transport, which leads to an increase of tourist arrivals from ASEAN countries.
“The expansion of airports Don Mueang, Phuket International and U-Tapao, as well as improving the connectivity of road and rail transport, will have a beneficial impact on the tourism sector and make travel more convenient,” said tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.
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