The Effects of Tourism on Thailand Essay

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The Effects of Tourism on Thailand

I have studied Thailand, which is situated in the South-East of Asia, adjacent to Malaysia, Burma, China and Cambodia. Tourism is Thailand's number one industry, and figures prove to us that there is a great need for the tourism industry in Thailand, as Tourists bring money and supply jobs, creating a multiplier effect, which helps the country to improve its economy and to accomplish development. For example, Thailand has a GNP per capita of US$ 2, 740, whereas a more economically developed country such as the USA has a GNP per capita of US$ 26, 980, which proves how much Thailand needs to improve.

I am going to discuss the effects of Tourism on the Island
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Human attractions are also just as important as the physical ones. In each resort there is cheap accommodation, for example Koh Tao offers huts and bungalows by the Sea. Koh Samui has mostly four star hotels which offer bed and breakfast and return flights, and Pattaya has a total of 36, 000 hotel rooms on offer. The resorts also offer activities that are water based such as snorkelling, diving and water skiing, Koh Samui offers road trips to Ang Thing marine park, and there is the opportunity to take excursions to golf courses, or to watch elephant shows or trained monkeys or to learn logging skills.

The culture in Thailand is also an attraction, due to its historic buildings, festivals and events such as Nyepi, cultural markets, the variation of food, historic ruins, shops, and also tribal dancing, which is all available for Tourists to witness. Also the nightlife consisting of many bars, restaurants, and open-air discos is available, and make the resorts very attractive.

Discuss the positive and negative social, economic and environmental effects (impacts) of Tourism in your specified area.

As Thailand relies so much on Tourism as its number one industry, as what is needed to expand the economy and allow development to occur, it

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