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.