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Over 10 million Chinese tourists expected to visit the country this year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says more than 10 million Chinese tourists are expected to arrive in Thailand this year, generating earnings of more than 500 billion baht for the country.

ten million chineseThis represents a 10% increase from earlier prediction of 7%, said TAT governor Yutthasak Supasorn.

He said the TAT is also expecting the Chinese tourists would generate over 500 billion baht in revenues for the country.

Besides, he said TAT is planning to attract more quality Chinese tourists to the country, particularly Chinese with annual income of US$60,000.

He said to achieve the plan, it has instructed TAT offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, and Chongqing to work out measures to stimulate tourism and attract more Chinese tourists to Thailand.

They will promote Thai culture and traditions to attract tourists from China as well as from other countries.

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is currently in China.

On Wednesday, he witnessed the signing of an agreement between the TAT and Miss Universe China contest organising committee to make Thailand as a place for the 16 finalists of the Miss Universe China 2016 to attend training courses at the end of October this year.

They will be accompanied by Miss Universe China 2

Thai PBS

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