Study on the Development of Sino-Thai Tourism Trade Services

Jiraporn Naksuk
2019 Zenodo  
1. Introduction 1.1 current situation of China's tourism In recent years, China's tourism industry has shown a vigorous development trend. In 2018, the number of inbound tourists reached 141.2 million, an increase of 5.56 percentage points compared with 133.76million in 2010. From 2010 to 2018, the number of inbound tourists has been hovering around 128-141 million, with relatively small fluctuation. Between 2010 and 2018, only in 2013 and 2014 the number of inbound tourists is less than 130
more » ... is less than 130 million (see Table 1-1 for details). Table 1-1 statistics of inbound tourists from 2010 to 2018 (million person-time) (data source: Official Website of the National Bureau of statistics of the people's Republic of China) The following table shows the statistics of the number of Thai tourists who visited China from 2004 to 2018. Comparing data in Table 1 and table 2, it is not difficult to find that the change trend of the two data is basically the same. From 2004 to 2007, the number of tourists from Thailand to China increased year by year, but from 2007 to 2011, it decreased for four consecutive years. Although it rebounded in 2012 and 2013, the range was relatively small. In 2014, the number of tourists from Thailand to China fell again (see table 1-2 for details). Table 1-2 statistics of Thai tourists to China from 2004 to 2018 (data source: Official Website of the National Bureau of statistics of the people's Republic of China) 1.2 tourism status in Thailand Thanks to the support of the Thai government, in recent years, Thailand's tourism industry has become more and more prosperous, attracting more and more foreign tourists to Thailand. Since 2004, the number of foreign tourists to Thailand has been increasing gradually, and the income of tourism industry has been rising at the same time (see table 1-3 for details). Table 1-3 number of foreign tourists and tourism income to Thailand in 2004-2012(data source: Tourism Authority of Thailand (2013)) Year Number of people (million) Year on year growth in number (%) Tourism re [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3549116 fatcat:yafk5l7i45e2hglhdzcfir5nzu