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Surge in tourists 'puts strain on Thailand's infrastructure'

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 05:50

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Thailand attracted a record 29.9 million visitors in 2015 and expects 32.4 million visitors this year. To tackle congestion, it intends to spend US$5.5 billion over the next 15 years to expand six airports.

Bangkok

THAILAND'S success in attracting huge numbers of tourists has put some infrastructure for handling the influx under pressure, an economist with the World Bank said on Monday.

"Bottlenecks are building up in destinations like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, while

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