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Thailand: Tourism revenue seen rising 8% to B1.8 trillion

Thailand expects revenue from foreign tourists to rise 8.5% to 1.78 trillion baht this year, a deputy prime minister said on Monday.

The expected rise results from an improved outlook for global tourism, as well as Thailand’s investment in infrastructure, Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn told reporters.

“This is another year that we will need to focus on quality tourism more than tourist numbers,” he said.

Gen Tanasak expects daily tourist spending to increase to 5,200 baht per person this year, from 5,100 baht last year.

Last year, Thailand had 32.6 million visitors, a rise of nearly 9% from the year before.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism-and-transport/1176989/tourism-revenue-seen-rising-8-to-b1-8-trillion