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Tourist sector unprepared for AEC shift

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A poll by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) found that more than half of tourism operators were not ready to deal with the Asean Economic Community (AEC). 

The agency hired the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) to gather information from 400 tourism operators from Sept 30 to Oct 7.

Some 45.6% of respondents said Thailand was not prepared to deal with full liberalisation of the Asean market in 2015, while 58.4% said their businesses were modestly ready for AEC and 27.5% said they were ready.

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