Tourism pushes Thai economy forward

Thailand’s attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much needed momentum to its economy. But challenges remain. My story for Deutsche Welle.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photo: Clay Gilliland / Flickr

Close to the Grand Palace in Bangkok a group of Asian tourists steps out of a brightly colored tourist coach. Most of them wear blue hats, colorful t-shirts and sunglasses. With hasty steps they follow a man wearing a vintage pair of glasses. He unfolds an umbrella and raises it up in the air. Now the tourists know who to follow.

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