Chaing Rai launches a plan to attract more Chinese tourists next year

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CHIANG RAI, 25 December 2014 -The association of travel agents focusing on Chinese tourists in the northern province of Chiang Rai announced the plan to attract more Chinese tourists next year.

Mr. Sompong Saejang, the president of travel agents for Chinese tourists has led operators to visit a place on Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai road, that is under the development plan to be a new attraction for Chinese tourists. The place will be opened at the end of December with many shows are planned such as crocodile show, snake farm and ethnic groups’ culture performing.

Meanwhile Mr Prapat Phothasuthon, the project owner, said he had talked with tour agents in Shang Hai to fly tourists by charter flights directly to Chiang Rai. At the beginning there will be three flights a week and will increase the frequency of flight later on.

China has been Thailand’s biggest source of tourists for years. The TAT has projected that in 2014, the number of Chinese tourists visited Thailand should reach 4.3 million. The authorities also launched a project to woo more mainland Chinese with hopes to increase the number to 5 million in 2015.