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Tourism in Thailand Aims to Boost Numbers in 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
PHUKET: The Tourism Council of Thailand has announced a proactive plan to be implemented in 2015 to boost Thailand's tourism industry after an overall decrease in the number of tourists last year.

According to Ittirit Kinglek, President of the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), the council's Thai tourism-related Entrepreneurs' Confidence Survey conducted before the new year, indicates that after the fourth quarter of 2014, Thai businessmen still had confidence in the growing number of tourists thanks to the current tourism high season in the country.

However, the deceleration of Thailand's and the World's economic growth and increased competitiveness still remain concerns.

TCT revealed that, in the first quarter of 2015, it is expected that 7.55 million tourists will be visiting Thailand, bringing 800,000 million baht, if the overall situation in the country remains calm.

While the majority of tourists are Chinese, declining numbers of European and Russian tourists might have an impact on the industry.

As a consequence, the Tourism Council of Thailand is now preparing four big projects to boost the Thai tourism industry in 2015.

The first project is the Digital Economy for Tourism, in cooperation with the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA), in order to develop software for better and faster use by tourism management and in the marketing campaigns of entrepreneurs.

The second scheme is the development of Special Interest Tourism and Halal Tourism.

The third project is standards regulation and skills development for Thai workers in the tourism industry in Thailand and the Asean Economic Community market.

Lastly, TCT plans to develop a network in regional, national and international locations to mobilise experts to strengthen Thailand's tourism industry nationwide.

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Pah, they're going to have to do better than that.
Clamping down on the scams would instantly bring success. Get rid of the taxi/tuk-tuk regime and jetski gangsters.
The world has seen all the shenanigans via the internet, and doesn't like what it sees. A clean up would bring the tourists back in droves, far more effectively then these silly "schemes".

Posted by jimbo34 on January 13, 2015 19:18

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1 ENGLISH IN THE SCHOOLS ABC WRITING
2 THE BAHT IS TOO STRONG
3 THE PRICES BACK TO NORMAL
4 SAFETY FOR THE TOURIST
5 SHOT WAYS FROM AIRPORT TOO HOTELS
6 CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE
7 SAFE TRAFFEL POSSEBILLITYS
8 NO KIETING GOOD PRICES AND GIVE THE TOURIST WHERE THEY COME FOR
9 THINK AND GIVE THE SERVICE WHERE THEY COME FOR
10 NOT EVERYDAY NEW RULES AND IDEES
MARKETING IS THE PEOPLE WHAT COME HAVE TOO COME BACK NOT THINK IN PHUKET THE CHICKEN GIVES GOLDEN EGGS FOR EVER

Posted by donaldo on January 13, 2015 19:47

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A good start would be don't rob them, don't cheat them and let them sit where they want on whatever they want. Three simple things, which can make wonders.
The budget of Tourism Council of Thailand could be used for better things.

Posted by Sherlock on January 13, 2015 19:53

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"The Tourism Council of Thailand has announced a proactive plan.."

Yes donaldo, safety for tourists will be "overlooked" in all probability, again, but why? I don't have the space in this venue to answer that..

But "Proactive" should imply improved safety procedures for tourism, Yes or No?

Posted by farang888 on January 13, 2015 23:32

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new software package more glossy brochure's that will do it if that is their business plan be low quality tourist and backpacker heaven.

Posted by slickmelb on January 14, 2015 21:25

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you need a huge police reform..... as it was in 80/90s... check over the locals who must must not play or cheat tourists. satisfation needed at every single point..need to keep price controlling authority...must not happen one same thing at various rates...tourists must remain tourists not businessmen/women when in pattaya or phuket type areas,,,due to coming of women men had declined what i can evaluate and secondry conflict between two european oponents...

regards irfan (pakistan)

Posted by irfan ahmad on January 29, 2015 15:08


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