The Development of Thailand Tourism Industry

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HANOI UNIVERSITY
FOUNDATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAILAND
TOURISM INDUSTRY
(1487 words)

Teacher: Nguyen Tien Dung
Student: Trinh Lan Huong
Class: 1D-11
Course: EAP Writing
Date: May 8, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………… ii 1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………..1 2. Discussion of findings …………………………………………………………...1 2.1. The developmental process of tourism industry in Thailand ……….1 2.2. The reasons for the development of tourism in Thailand ………….....2 3. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………… 5 References…………………………………………………………………………… 6

ABSTRACT
Thailand tourism industry is one of the most develop ones not only in Asia but also over the world. The resons for this success come from both the nature and people of this country. Thanks to them, Thailand has reached many achievements on tourism field in recent years. This paper, based on secondary research, discusses on the developmental process of tourism industry in Thailand and the reasons for this development. Based on the findings of the research, the paper draws the conclusion that despite many difficulties, especially from 2009 to 2011, tourism industry of Thailand was still able to overcome these obstacles very quickly and has brought to this country many advantages so there is hope that it can develop even more strongly in the future.

1. Introduction
In Asia, tourism is an important vehicle for economic and social development. (World Tourism Barometer 2008). It has the possibilities to make foreign exchange earnings, generate employment, encourage development in different parts of the country, decrease income and employment inequalities among regions, support the connection of many national economy sectors and help lessen poverty. For example, in Thailand, the development of tourism industry in recent years has made it play an important role to grow the economic, which led to increase employment, income distribution, and investment in related businesses in decades. In addition, it has created the people’s and country’s wealth, and help Thai people’s quality of life grow. Therefore, this paper discusses on the developmental process of tourism industry in Thailand and the reasons for this country’s success in tourism field. 2. Discussion of findings

2.1. The developmental process of tourism industry in Thailand According to some statistics about ‘Tourism in Thailand’ on the website wikipedia.org, this industry has recorded many great achievements making this country become one of Asian tourism empires. The numbers of international tourist in Thailand have gone up from 336,000 in 1967 to over 14 million in 2007. The average time they stayed in 2007 was 9.19 days, making about 547,782 million Thai baht (Tourism statistics in Thailand 1998 – 2007 2008). In 2007, according to the World Tourism rankings, Thailand was the 18th most visited country with 14.5 million visitors. The first position belonged to France with nearly 82 million foreign tourists. (World Tourism Barometer 2008). In the same year, 55% of the tourists were from Asia Pacific. Among them, the largest contribution belonged to Japanese and Malaysians. In Western, this role went to English, Australian, German, American and Scandinavian. The number of tourists arriving from the Middle East and Russia is on the rise. About 55% of Thailand's tourists want to revisit. The peak period is the Christmas and New Year holidays because this is the time Western tourists need to escape from the cold. (Profile of International Tourist Arrivals 2010). Moreover, domestic tourism has increased rapidly in the last decade. Profits from this tourism kind have gone up by over 200,000 million bath between 1998 and 2007. (Tourism statistics in Thailand 1998 – 2007 2008). In addition, Bangkok’s position in Euromonitor International's list of "Top City Destinations" was the 3rd with 10,209,900...
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