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Industry gets ready for Chinese invasion

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The strong growth in the number of tourist arrivals from China could be a push for the government to speed up its plans to add new tourism destinations and facilities to serve this burgeoning tourism market. 

The number of arrivals from China in the first 11 months of 2012 rose by 56% year-on-year to 2.52 million.

Chinese tourists have become the biggest market, with a 12.78% share, followed by Malaysia, with 2.23 million visitors and a 11.3% share; Japan, with 1.23 million visitors and a 6.27% market share; Russia, with 1.06 million visitors and a 5.38% share, and South Korea, with 1.05 million visitors and a 5.32% share, according to the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA).

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