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Offline thaiga

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Securing the tourism sector - "Good guys in, bad guys out"
« on: January 19, 2016, 01:47:35 PM »
Securing the tourism sector

In an under-achieving and worrying economy, there has been one clear success. The statistics are impressive from every angle. Last year, 29.88 million tourists put 2.21 trillion baht into the economy.

The minister of Tourism and Sports said she expects that will go up to 32 million people and 2.3 trillion baht this year. Thailand is in the world's top 10 countries for foreign tourist arrivals, and Bangkok is the world's single most visited city.

full article: Bangkokpost
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Re: Securing the tourism sector - "Good guys in, bad guys out"
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 09:07:46 PM »
In my, albeit anecdotal, experience when traveling around Thailand, it feels that there are far fewer tourists than a few years ago.  It may well only be a false perception as there are certainly far more Chinese tourists, especially in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, who don't stand out from the crowd as much as non-asians, but there seems to be a general feeling that many tourist related businesses are struggling.

Of course, you can present statistics any way you want...especially when you are the one producing them.

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Re: Securing the tourism sector - "Good guys in, bad guys out"
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 12:22:04 AM »
Hi takeitor, they cant keep pushing the figures up, there wont be enough room here. :)
 
The exchange rates will tell the truth, the ruble the pound ect.ect. even if the figures was to be near the mark, people ain't got the spending power they use to have.  But ........

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Thailand's January tourist arrivals up 15 percent over last year

International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 15 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed, as the industry continued to expand in a sluggish domestic economy.

Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Thailand's gross domestic product.

The number of visitors recorded in January 2016 alone was 3 million; travelers from China topped the list, with over 800,000 Chinese arrivals in January. That was up over 250,000 on the year.

full article: in.reuters

So here did everyone go  :uhm

Arr! was it the current cold weather conditions which deterred many tourists from travelling to Pattaya or it could be that the New Year fell on a Monday or could it be ...............
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