The Commerce Ministry wants to boost tourist spending in over 100 markets and has set aside 200 million baht to assist in the programme.
The nationwide endeavour is designed to bolster incomes for small business owners with the syllabus concentrating on tourist destinations like Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket and Pattaya.
The initiative will be to encourage and develop local markets that produce and sell provincial goods or services. The aim is to attract tourists to these areas and have them spend their money in the localities they visit.
Figures report that Thailand attracts more than 25 million tourists per annum. The government want to drive visitors to take in cultural venues such as temples. They want to promote local markets, whilst providing information about Thai lifestyle but insist that the locals must have standards when dealing with tourists.
Anything that helps attract visitor to Thailand and in particular Pattaya, can only be a good thing.
An increase in tourist to the city, means more income for businesses, additional jobs, possibly greater sales of condos and use of hotel complexes etc.
Source : Thaivisa
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