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Thailand's Tourism on The Rise

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Thailand Business News

A recent poll of tourist has set Bangkok at the top of ASEAN region.†The poll consisted of 686 foreign tourists. They were asked a series of questions ranging from security issues to price evaluation. Perhaps the most important point is that tourism is expected to grow by 8 percent.

More than half the foreign tourists polled recently agreed that Thailand is their favorite destination in the Asean region, Bangkok Poll of Bangkok University reported on Thursday.

The pollsters interviewed 686 foreign tourists visiting Thailand, seeking their views on Thailandís readiness for the debut of the Asean Economic Community in December 2015, from Jan 11-13. Bangkok Poll said 58% of the respondents voted for Thailand as the most attractive tourist destination in Asean, followed by Vietnam (34.1%), Cambodia (30.6%), Laos (30.3%) and Singapore (26.1%). Asked whether Thailand was ready for the AEC, 83% of the polled foreigners said yes, but 16.1% of them disagreed.

Regarding the most interesting things in Thailand, 28.1% of the respondents pointed to ancient ruins, 20.4% said Thai culture and traditions and 14.3% said beautiful sea and beaches.

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