Thailand Aims To Attract More Chinese Tourists

created: 2009-12-14

According to, one of Thailand's largest Chinese media outlets, the director of the East Asia Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand has said that Thailand will host 700,000 Chinese tourists in 2009, a decrease of 12% compared with the 900,000 visits of 2008.

The director said that if the situation in the country stays normal, TAT will get a budget of THB60 million from Thailand's recovery plan, and will launch promotional activities with the aim of attracting one million Chinese tourists in 2010.

The East Asia Office will cooperate with five Chinese tourism offices and set up its own offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Kunming. It will invite 100 Chinese tour agents in China to visit Thailand, and believes that this will improve the confidence of Chinese tourists in visiting Thailand.

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