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Thailand earned 2 trillion baht in tourism revenue last year

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Thailand earned 2 trillion baht in tourism revenue last year

BANGKOK, 8 January 2016 (NNT)-Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to raise tourists’ confidence of their trip to Thailand by setting up a one-stop service center.


Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul reported to the Cabinet meeting that tourism generated 2 trillion baht in revenue to the country last year. The figure was higher than what the ministry had expected.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who stressed the need to ensure tourists’ safety, promote locally made products and set up the one stop service to cater to all tourists’ needs.

Minister Kobkarn said the Ministry also met a success in introducing a traditional tourism concept to foreign visitors through the “12 cities to visit” campaign. The revenue increased on an average of 13% compared to the year earlier. The tourists’ spending increased to 5,050 baht per day per person from previously 4,500 baht.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will launch a similar campaign called 12 cities to visit plus. More tourist attractions within the vicinity of the 12 cities will be introduced in an attempt to increase their popularity.

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The tourism revenue numbers are pure fiction - impossible to know and impossible for anyone to check. This comes from the Minister that counts all arrivals as tourists.

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Would be nice if they spent a tiny fraction on that to improve infrastructure: garbage bins, clean beaches, sidewalks a bit less like running a gauntlet....

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Whats a one stop tourist centre? Where you get your legover, bite to eat, get pissed, then battered by a ladyboy and scammed in a tuk tuk.

Oh yes all under one roof,........Pattaya!:lol:

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Well knock me down with a feather, this is very impressive figures if they are accurate. Singapore with 15M tourists earned about 600B and Malaysia with about the same tourist numbers earned about 250B. In fact, this is too good to be true numbers even if our tourist arrivals more than double these peer countries. Massive massaging.

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Wonder how many of these tourists felt they got value for their

money.they should do a survey at departure lounges in all Thai

Airports,and see how they could improve things.

regards Worgeordie

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Wow!!! That's more than twice as much as Ying screwed the country out of with rice pledging scheme alone.

Really puts it in perspective.

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....does lying on one's back constitute 'earning'....

...of course they do not factor in the tax-free overcharging .......etc.......

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....does lying on one's back constitute 'earning'....

...of course they do not factor in the tax-free overcharging .......etc.......

Ahhh, spoken like a true knowledge filled gentleman.

You must have wonderful companions in your dreamy life.

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All that money generated through tourism but zero gets put back in to improve tourism infrastructure.

All take and no give.

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