A group of members of the International Investment Forum of China (ICTP), such as Shanghai and Sanya Century Ultra Tiantai Industrial, met with senior officials of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand Tourism Board and the Board of Investment discuss promising investment opportunities here, especially in medicine and health companies.
"This group plans to invest in the business of medical tourism with the opening of 50 health centers in China and health centers in five seasons in Thailand to provide services such as checkups, dental and optical services," Marcus Lee, co-chairman of the organizing committee of the ICTP, said last week.
Such centers in Thailand could serve 30,000 VIP customers and generate Bt1.5 billion in revenue for medical tourism.
The group is safe investments here would achieve the goals and also increase the flow of Chinese experience in Thailand.
Xu Jing, a tourism expert at the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, said tourism could survive many dynamic changes. The country is expected to continue to attract many new foreign investment in many areas besides travel.
However, the operators involved with tourists should be aware that online media and new marketing new tools for doing business in this current era. Everyone has the opportunity to do business.
"Only one person can now function as an online entrepreneur. That's interesting," he said.
InterContinental Hotels Group and Oxford Economics published a study this month in China travel market showed opportunity for global destinations.
The "future of China Travel Report" shows that China travel market is set to feed a huge increase in demand for international travel over the next decade.
Thailand will see tremendous growth in the arrival of Chinese in Bangkok projected to see growth of more than 690,000 visitors, one of the highest waterfalls in Southeast Asia
It is expected that the popular destination resort of Pattaya welcome over 527,000 Chinese visitors in 2023.
In 2013, Bangkok was 1.76 million arrivals from China, one of the highest achievements in the region.
The Tourism Council of Thailand projected the number of arrivals from China to reach 6.7 million this year, up from $ 5 million last year. Globally, Bangkok was ranked as the best city for Chinese travelers in 2013, spending more than US $ 3.8 billion. This is expected to increase to more than 130 percent to surpass $ 8.8 billion in tourist spending in 2023. Pattaya ranked second among Chinese travelers spend about $ 3 billion in 2013.
Richard Solomons, chief executive of IHG, said 90 million Chinese households could make long distance travel in 2023.
Three major trends in the Chinese travel emerge in the next 10 years - the demand for long journeys, China surpassing the United States and the United Kingdom and Germany to become the largest for long distance travelers source market in 2020.
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