Delhi, Delhi India (PressExposure) August 10, 2007 -- Tourism sector in Thailand is primarily contributing towards Thailand's present economic growth and is expected to continue being a major growth driver in future as well. Thailand is looking forward to attract as many as one Million Chinese tourists in 2007 and estimates suggest that Chinese tourist arrivals to Thailand would reach three Million by 2010.
With the intention of attracting more number of Chinese tourists, Thai government is taking several appropriate measures. The government has recently decided to issue complimentary visas to Chinese tourists.
Apart from that, starting from June to September 2007, the Thailand National Tourism Bureau would also introduce Green Travel packages to target Chinese tourists and would organize special tours for senior citizens in China. Phuket and Bali Island would also organize a variety of activities for Chinese family tourists.
China with a total population of 1.3 Billion has become an increasingly fascinating market for tourism industry across globe, as there is a noticeable rise in total number Chinese who travel outside the country. This scenario can be attributed to China's rapid economic growth as well as to its liberal reform and policies. In 2006 China was the largest source market for tourists across Asia, with as many as 34.52 Million Chinese traveling outsides the country, an increase of 11.27% over 2005.
A recent report by RNCOS, "Opportunities in Thailand Tourism Industry (2007-2009)", also points out China as a top tourist generating country for Thailand. The report maintains that tourist arrivals from China would remain influential throughout the forecast period (2007-2011).
The report also highlights the efforts taken by Thai government in attracting large number of tourists from China as well as mentions the MoU signed between Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the China National Tourism Administration to boost travel between the two countries.
As per the report the number of international tourists visiting Thailand would increase to 14.88 Million in 2007 and a further 20.03 Million in 2011.
The research report also addresses some other interesting issues and facts which are critical for success in Thailand's Tourism industry like emerging trends and future outlook of the industry, factors driving the industry as well as opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.
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