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In its latest estimates, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports predicts that the second half of 2022 will bring more than 7 million travellers to Thailand. The first 6 months nearly hit the 2 million tourist mark, with 1.987 million visitors arriving from abroad from the beginning of January until June 28. Tourism generated around 114 billion baht so far this year with the government predicting a tenfold increase to 1.27 trillion baht by the end of the year. The ministry expects around 2.7 million travellers in the 3rd quarter and 4.5 million more visitors in the 4th quarter of […]

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Well, well, well. No magic behind the increasing visitor numbers. Getting rid of those pointless measures targeting specifically overseas visitors purporting to serve the prevention of spreading Covid was all it took.

I hope and wish for a soon recovery of the Thai economy now that with regards to tourism those burdens are gone. Better too late than never 

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'With an influx of people predicted to arrive, the government is also reminding the people of Thailand to be fair to the incoming tourists when offering services and accommodation in order to boost the economy and regrow tourism coming out of several years of pandemic depression.'


Being fair to incoming tourists? The ones that are consistently called 'dirty farangs' by certain officials? And who appear quite often in a rather xenophobic way in newspapers?

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