Tourism business starts to rebound:  Minister Veerasak

The Thai tourism business which was dealt a serious blow since mid-July from a substantial drop of Chinese arrivals over a tourist boat tragedy in the sea off Phuket has started to recover with more arrivals from the Asean countries, said Tourism and Sports Minister Veerasak Kowsurat on Monday.

He said tourist arrivals from Asean countries have made up a shortfall in number of tourists from other countries.

“The tourism situation has adjusted itself and we don’t have to depend too heavily on just one segment,” said the minister.

He attributed Thailand’s diversity that has attracted tourists from many countries, not just China.

“They came here not because it is cheap, but because of our diversity.  The only thing we must do is to be a good host,” said Mr Veerasak.


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