Tourism In Thailand

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Types of Tourism in Thailand
Mohamed Ali Sharafuddin, +66-618400836
Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration, St. Theresa International College, Thailand Abstract
Tourism is one of the largest industries in Thailand. The World Travel and Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated THB 2,401.1 bn in 2013 (20.2% of GDP) and is expected to grow by 0.1% to THB2,404.4bn (19.6% of GDP) in 2014. By 2024, Travel & Tourism is forecast to support 8,739,000 jobs (20.5% of total employment), an increase of 4.4% pa over the period. This gives Thailand rank eight among the countries with a highest growth rate for overall employment in both direct and overall contribution. With the predicted demand for skilled tourism
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Variety shows that feature a number of different theatrical arts are common in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya. “Siam Niramit” show is the most popular Thai cultural show among tourists visiting Thailand. The show has received TripAdvisor Award of Excellence in 2012, 2013 & 2014 continuously. Bagging Thailand Tourism award for 2010 & 2013, Prime Minister’s Creative Award 2011, the Siam Niramit show is attracts more and more tourists visiting Thailand each year. Theatrical performances of ancient Muay Thai boxing matches, Thai tribal dances, puppet shows are also popular cultural attractions of…show more content…
Thailand has positioned itself as one of the predominant destinations for sport tourism, especially in the sub segment of golf tourism. Though Thailand denoted 1993 as the ‘Visit Thai Golf’ year and a move to implement the Emerald Triangle Development Project to enable golfers to play a round of golf over three countries (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) without the inconvenience of immigration formalities (New Frontiers, 2002), it has really stepped in to the sport tourism niche market arena after the formation of “Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand” in 2002. The ministry in-charge of promoting tourism, managing and organizing all important national and international sports events within the kingdom have taken various steps through strategic planning and developing policies for attracting private sector investment in this niche market. Thanyapura Phuket is a groundbreaking premium sports resort built exclusively with world class sporting facilities for catering the niche sports tourism market.
X) Educational Tourism
Traveling in search of knowledge is a key human phenomenon. Students undertake Study trips and Industrial visits as a common practice in schools and higher educational institutions in Thailand. Also many foreigners come to Thailand to learn ranging from short term cookery, Thai carving courses offered by private institutions

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