Tourism in Thailand

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Tourism is a major economic contributor to the Kingdom of Thailand.wikipedia
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Thailand

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Tourism is a major economic contributor to the Kingdom of Thailand.
With a high level of human development, the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia, and the 20th-largest by PPP, Thailand is classified as a newly industrialized economy; manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy.

Phuket Province

PhuketPhuket, ThailandPhuket Island
In 2008, Pattaya was 23rd with 4,406,300 visitors, Phuket 31st with 3,344,700 visitors, and Chiang Mai ranked 78th place with 1,604,600 visitors.
It formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber and now from tourism.

Chiang Mai

ChiangmaiChiang Mai, ThailandChang Mai
In 2008, Pattaya was 23rd with 4,406,300 visitors, Phuket 31st with 3,344,700 visitors, and Chiang Mai ranked 78th place with 1,604,600 visitors.
Chiang Mai was one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on TripAdvisor's 2014 list of "25 Best Destinations in the World", where it stands at number 24.

Pattaya

Pattaya, ThailandPattaya CityPattaya Beach
In 2008, Pattaya was 23rd with 4,406,300 visitors, Phuket 31st with 3,344,700 visitors, and Chiang Mai ranked 78th place with 1,604,600 visitors.
In 2007, foreign tourists visiting Thailand totalled 14.5 million.

Economy of Thailand

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Tourism is a major economic contributor to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) uses the slogan "Amazing Thailand" to promote Thailand internationally.
* Tourism in Thailand

MICE in Thailand

The meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is one of the major branches of tourism in Thailand, contributing an estimated 0.58 percent to Thailand's GDP in 2012 (9.4% of all tourism earnings).

Prostitution in Thailand

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Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, named Thailand's first female tourism minister in 2014, has pledged to eradicate Thailand's sex industry.

Thai cuisine

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Thai cuisine only became well-known worldwide from the 1960s on, when Thailand became a destination for international tourism and US troops arrived in large numbers during the Vietnam War.

Gross domestic product

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Estimates of tourism revenue directly contributing to the Thai GDP of 12 trillion baht range from one trillion baht (2013) 2.53 trillion baht (2016), the equivalent of 9% to 17.7% of GDP.

Thai baht

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Estimates of tourism revenue directly contributing to the Thai GDP of 12 trillion baht range from one trillion baht (2013) 2.53 trillion baht (2016), the equivalent of 9% to 17.7% of GDP.

Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council

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According to the secretary-general of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council speaking in 2019, the government projects that the tourism sector will account for 30% of Thailand's GDP by 2030, up from 20% in 2019.

G.I. (military)

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It was boosted by the presence of US GIs who arrived in the 1960s for rest and recuperation (R&R) during the Vietnam War.

R&R (military)

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It was boosted by the presence of US GIs who arrived in the 1960s for rest and recuperation (R&R) during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War

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It was boosted by the presence of US GIs who arrived in the 1960s for rest and recuperation (R&R) during the Vietnam War.

Chiang Mai Province

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According to Thailand's Tourism Authority, the number of Chinese tourists rose by 93% in the first quarter of 2013, an increase that was attributed to the popularity of the Chinese film Lost in Thailand that was filmed in the northern province of Chiang Mai.

Angkor Wat

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Destinations like Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Halong Bay now rival Thailand's former monopoly in the Indochina region.

Luang Prabang

Luang PhrabangLuang Prabang DistrictLouang Phrabang
Destinations like Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Halong Bay now rival Thailand's former monopoly in the Indochina region.

Hạ Long Bay

Ha Long BayHalong BayHa Long
Destinations like Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Halong Bay now rival Thailand's former monopoly in the Indochina region.

Mainland Southeast Asia

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Destinations like Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Halong Bay now rival Thailand's former monopoly in the Indochina region.

Golf in Thailand

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To counter this, Thailand is targeting niche markets such as golf holidays, holidays combined with medical treatment or visits to military installations.