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China is essential to the tourism sector in Thailand, as the country provides the most visitors and the highest growth rates in terms of tourist numbers.

 

Success has come at a price for Thailand’s tourism industry. With total visitor numbers increasing very rapidly and for many years, infrastructure is under strain. According to the World Bank, bottlenecks are starting to develop in places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. The situation at the country’s airports is particularly...

 

What impact has Thailand’s strong rebound in tourist arrivals had on the nation’s hospitality sector, and what is expected for the future?

 

Tourism remains one of the primary drivers of economic growth in Thailand. While manufacturing and exports are sluggish and consumer demand weak, visitor numbers were up in 2016 and are expected to hit new records in 2017. After a slight dip in 2014, the upward trend seems to have been re-established. Looking ahead, tourism will remain an...

 

How has significant growth in tourism contributed to the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment in Thailand?

 

Medical tourism is an important component of the tourism industry and a significant economic contributor. It has fuelled growth and has done so in a highly efficient manner, generating more income per visitor than the average. As Thailand continues its shift towards high-quality tourism offerings, health care-related development will remain a...