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    Tourism rakes in one trillion baht in first 7 months

    BANGKOK, 19th August 2017 (NNT) The tourism industry generated over one trillion baht for Thailand in the first seven months of 2017.

    Pongpanu Svetarundra, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, has announced that in the month of July alone, Thailand welcomed more than three million foreign tourists, accounting for a 4.81% increase compared to the same period last year, and generating up to 150 billion baht. Most of the tourists came from East Asia, Europe, and South Asia.

    Between January and July 2017, no less than 20 million foreigners visited Thailand. The number represented a 4.47% rise year-on-year. During the first seven months, foreign visitors spent at least one trillion baht altogether.

    In the meantime, Don Mueang Airport has seen a rise in the number of passengers of 40,000 per day, a 400% surge compared to 2012, prompting the Immigration Office to add more duty staff to facilitate the flow of arriving passengers.

    http://nwnt.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/News...O6008190010005

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    Wow!!

    Staggering figure if they're true.

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    complete bollocks, where are they going???? not seen, most tourist places are very quiet??

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    Yet the general economy is still in the toilet.

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    Over 30 billion $US?...

    Tourism is a major economic factor in the Kingdom of Thailand. Estimates of tourism receipts directly contributing to the Thai GDP of 12 trillion baht range from 9 percent (one trillion baht) (2013) to 17.7 percent (2.53 trillion baht) in 2016. When including indirect travel and tourism receipts, the 2014 total is estimated to have accounted for 19.3 percent (2.3 trillion baht) of Thailand's GDP. The global average for tourism revenue is 9 percent of GDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Yet the general economy is still in the toilet.

    That's how plutocracies function.
    Only the handful benefit.

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    Could be as shrewed punter has been here most of the year.

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