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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has voiced its readiness to lure tourists back to the country with loads of tourism plans.
According to Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the number of foreign tourists has rebounded in line with the high season. Most hotels are enjoying a rise in bookings as the situation in Bangkok has returned to normal. The number of foreign visitors from January until now has been recorded at 21.9 million, generating one trillion baht in revenue. Chinese, Malaysian and Japanese vacationers are the major groups of foreign visitors.
Due to these positive signs, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is preparing to launch new campaigns to create new groups of vacationers especially female travelers. New projects are being designed and built at 150 major gas stations across the country to encourage tourist spending which could bring 700 billion baht to locals. A marathon event will be held to promote tourism in world heritage sites in Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Khao Yai National Park.
As for the special tennis match tomorrow at Indoor Stadium Hua Mak, world-class players Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be later taken on a special tour to visit a One Tambon One Product fair at The EmQuartier shopping mall, to help publicize local handicrafts, farm produce and other community goods.