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International, local tourism booming in Thailand

By Emmanuelle Landais

The number of international tourist arrivals in Thailand last year reached a record 35.38 million, equivalent to more than half the Thai population. In 2018 the country is planning for even moreā€¦ about 37 million.

The biggest number of foreign visitors come from China, who account for nearly one-third of arrivals. Medical tourism continues to boom in the capital.

But in rural areas, Thais are visiting sites off the beaten track as well.

Emmanuelle Landais reports from Thailand.

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