Tourism remains to be one of the major revenue generating industry of Thailand. No wonder why many entrepreneurs are focusing on Thailand company formation as this is the best time to enter the market. In fact, even the second-tier provinces of the kingdom have experienced a spike in tourist arrivals. This came after the campaign the government has been doing to promote its provinces as tourist destinations aside from its capital Bangkok.
According to the executive of an inter-provincial bus company, the number of tourists has increased by over 10 per cent.
The bus company is none other than Nakhonchai Tour Co. where Kruawan Wonogrukmit takes on the role of a CEO. The company’s headquarter is located in Nakhon Ratchasima. They lauded the program organized by the government when it comes to promoting the tourism of the provinces all over Thailand which are considered to be second-tier. The aim is to promote the local economies and to aid in the income distribution of these provinces.
She further explained that the campaign resulted to an increase of 10 per cent for Thai travellers most especially in provinces located in the northeastern region including Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon, Mukdahan and Kalasin.
Ms. Kruawan also said that they are positive that foreign travellers will continue to increase for second-tier provinces particularly travellers from China. They are already preparing for the rebound of these foreign tourists due to the efforts place by the government into luring them back into the country.
One of the measures taken by the government is to wave the fees usually collected for the visa-on-arrival. This is effective to 21 different countries starting November of last year. The waiver has since ended on the last day of April this year.
On her part, Ms. Kruawan revealed that an estimated 4.1 million tourists have boarded their inter-provincial buses for the previous year alone. The number is 2 per cent higher than in 2017.
With the continued tourism boom, Thailand company formation is also an attractive prospect for investors who are dreaming to cash in to the success of the government.