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Tourism hit by advisories

Tourism figures rebounded in January, but the industry’s outlook remains shaky after six foreign countries issued travel advisories for Thailand. Tourism and Sports Minister Chumpol Silpa-archa said 1.579m visitors arrived in Thailand in January, a 24.35%increase over the same month last year. Mr Chumpol said arrivals in the next few months looked promising as long […]

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Thai tourism to stay out of Afta until 2015

Thailand’s tourism sector will not join the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) until 2015 due to opposition from operators and shortage of capital. “Among the 10 Asean countries, only Thailand is not ready to join the AFTA [tourism] scheme as many operators feel the measure would not help their business at this time,” said Prakit Chinamorphong, president of […]

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