Thailand tourism and development

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What is the population of Thailand?
65 million
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When did Thailand first become a popular tourist attarction
30 years ago
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How many international tourists visit Thailand each year?
11.5 million
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What % of tourists visiting Thailand originate in Asia?
65%
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What % of tourists visiting Thailand originate in Europe?
25%
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Why was there a dip in tourists visiting Thailand in the late 1990's?
Thailand experienced a financial crisis
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What two general factors explain the growth of tourism in Thailand?
Increasing wealth in MEDC's and neighbouring Asia and cheaper international air travel
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What has happened in competing destinations like Spain to help tourism in Thailand?
Increasing costs have made Thailand more affordable
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How have changes in tourist tastes helped tourism in Thailand?
People want to visit newer, more exotic destinations
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What features attract tourists to Thailand?
beaches, western style resorts (eg Phuket), nightlife and Buddhist temples
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What is the link between tourism and economic development in Thailand?
Ninefold increase in tourism 1975-2005 resulted in sevenfold increase in GDP
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give 3 reasons why tourism is economically significant for Thailand
Countries top earner of foreign currency, creates substantial employment, benefits other industries eg catering, entertainment, farming, transport, souvenir industry
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What is the combined direct and indirect employment attributed to tourism?
1.5 million
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