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8.3m tourists hit Pattaya in 2012

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Pattaya is continuing to attract large numbers of tourists, with about 8.3 million visitors last year - and the figure is expected to grow by 10% in 2013. 

A general view shows the beach town of Pattaya in January 2011, nearly 150 km (90 miles) east of Bangkok. (REUTERS Photo)

Auttaphol Wannakij, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Pattaya office, said at a seminar on Thursday that the Pattaya area attracts the bulk of  tourists, both foreign and local, to Chon Buri province, with numbers growing even during the low season.

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