Tropical Thailand expects up to 6 percent rise in tourists in 2017

Thailand’s tourist arrivals are forecast to rise between 3.75 percent to 5.8 percent next year, the Tourism Council said on Wednesday, driven largely by Chinese visitors. Thailand’s tourism industry accounts for about 10 percent of gross domestic product. Budget-friendly Thailand expects up to 34.4 million tourists in 2017, council president Ittirit Kinglek said. A crackdown […]