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Chaing Rai Travel Agents Launch a Plan to Attract more Chinese Tourists

Political unrest kept tourists away from Thailand for much of this year, but a surge in Chinese tourists over the past two months may signal a recovery next year,

Political unrest kept tourists away from Thailand for much of this year, but a surge in Chinese tourists over the past two months may signal a recovery next year.

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CHIANG RAI –┬áMr. Sompong Saejang, the President of Travel Agents for Chinese tourist focusing on Chinese tourists in the northern province of Chiang Rai announced the plan to attract more Chinese tourists next year.Mr. Sompong Saejang, has led operators to visit a place on Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai road, that is under the development plan to be a new attraction for Chinese tourists. The place will be opened at the end of December with many shows are planned such as crocodile show, snake farm and ethnic groups’ culture performing.

Meanwhile Mr Prapat Phothasuthon, the project owner, said he had talked with tour agents in Shang Hai to fly tourists by charter flights directly to Chiang Rai. At the beginning there will be three flights a week and will increase the frequency of flight later on.

China has been Thailand’s biggest source of tourists for years. Thailand’s tourism sector appears to be turning a corner. Visitor arrivals increased 4.2 percent on year over the October-November period, led by a surge in Chinese tourists.

“The rebound in Chinese tourists is significant as they have become increasingly important to Thailand’s tourism performance in recent years, Capital Economics said. Chinese tourists accounted for 17 percent of foreign visitors in 2013.

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