The tourism industry is expected to be a main driver boosting the Thai economy in the first half of this year as exports slow.
Older tourists who are flush with cash and have lots of time on their hands are a developing trend, says Mr Suraphon. PATTARACHAI PEECHAPANICH
Thanavath Phonvichai, director of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce's Center for Economic and Business Forecasting, said tourism will account for 1% to 1.5% of economic growth this year.
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