Recently, the Tourism Authority of Thailand released data showing that the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand in May of this year was about 795,000, a decrease of 8.55% from the same period last year, which was the largest recent month of decline. Subsequently, on July 9th, according to media reports, the Director of Tourism of Thailand stated that Thailand will attract Chinese tourists through packaging, upgrading and refining tourism products. It is expected that the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand this year will be approximately 11-12 million. Person times.
It is understood that the contribution of tourism to Thailand’s GDP is about 20%, which is the largest contribution to Thailand’s economy According to data, Chinese tourists currently account for 28% of the total number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand each year, making it Thailand’s largest source of overseas tourists. Under the demand of Chinese tourists, Thailand has Said that he hopes to increase tourism revenue by 10% year-on-year in 2020 to reach 3.71 trillion baht (about 830.5 billion yuan).
It is worth mentioning that due to repeated incidents in tourist attractions in Thailand , And the existence of arbitrary fees, the Chinese people’s enthusiasm for traveling in Thailand is declining. However, for general travelFor Thailand, where tourism is regarded as the backbone of its economy, it is difficult to reduce its enthusiasm for Chinese tourists.
Recently, according to media reports, Thailand hopes to pass a The high-speed rail network of many Asian countries is committed to promoting Thailand's development as a logistics hub of ASEAN. It is reported that the cost of this project is about 2.07 trillion baht (equivalent to 464.7 billion yuan).In addition to the construction of the high-speed rail project, Thailand is also dedicated to "building relations" with China. The media pointed out that Thailand hopes that this high-speed rail network can drive from China to Singapore all the way.
I have to say that in order to save Chinese tourists, Thailand also costs Do your best. According to reports, Huawei was controversialAt this time, Thai sellers also launched a joint action to open their arms to Huawei. In February of this year, Huawei spent 160 million baht to set up a 5G test platform in the Sriracha campus of the Thai Agricultural University (Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor Special Zone).
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