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Thai tourism industry grows as more seek Bangkok holidays

Posted on Tuesday 27 July 2010 in Thailand, Bangkok, Phuket


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Despite financial concerns felt across the world in the wake of the recent global recession, many travel providers across Asia and Oceana continue to post positive numbers for the beginning of the fiscal year. One of the countries benefitting most from this upswing is Thailand, as the number of travelers taking Bangkok holidays exploded in the first half of 2010.

The Travel Daily News is reporting that international visitors to Thailand for the first half of the year were up 13.7 percent over the previous year's showing. These statistics, which come courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, claim that more than 7.5 million international visitors came to the Southeast Asian nation in the first six months of the year.

Analysts claim that the improvement is likely related to the easing economic and political tensions both in Thailand and abroad.

While numbers were up across the board, the big winner of the first half off the year was Phuket, where an undisclosed bulk of the travel centered, according to the news provider.

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