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TCT: Tourism up by double digits in 2013

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Tourist arrivals are expected to see double-digit growth next year should the government effectively implement tourism promotion and development plans, says the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT). 

Travellers throng Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday. Bangkok’s main airport is now serving 150,000 people a day, prompting the need to add more officials to serve a surge in visitors during the New Year holiday. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

The council expects the number of international tourist arrivals will grow to 23.6 million for tourism revenue of 1.04 trillion baht next year.

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