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Focus on beaches, not farms

Ex-minister urges govt to drive tourism growth

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The government must make a trade-off between agriculture and tourism if it wants to maintain leadership in the Asean tourism market, says a former finance minister. 

The number of tourists visiting Thailand continues to rise. China is the No.1 feeder, but India will surpass Russia and Malaysia to be the second-biggest market. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

Thanong Bidaya said harvesting rice two or three times a year harms the natural environment, while excessive production forces Thailand to sell rice to Africa, a poor market.

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