Board of Trade of Thailand’s chairman, Kalin Sarasin, said during the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking that the number of tourists that will visit Thailand is expected to increase by 1.5 times by 2021. One proof to this is that for the first eight months of 2018, Thailand has recorded an increase of 9.9 percent in the number of international travellers entering the country reaching 25.89 million. Some stayed in Bangkok and some tried the hotel with Italian grill in Rayong while others settled for the quite beaches of Phuket.
According to the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking, the economic growth of the country for 2018 has jumped from 4.4 to 4.8 which are quite better than the previous assumption which can be between 4.3 and 4.8 per cent. The committee also said that the export growth of the country has been adjusted from 8 to 10 per cent to become 7 to 10 per cent.
On the other hand, there are those that are worried about the implications of the trade war between United States and China because it is expected to get worse as the months go by. Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking knows that it will have an impact on the economy of the country, its trade and investment for 2019 regardless if direct or indirect.
Kalin said that there is already a tourism development plan in place for EEC. The main focus will be on the strength of the province and its unique attributes which is expected to lift the tourism of Thailand to the international scene.
For the province of Chon Buri, the tourist destinations (both modern and traditional) are going to be further developed in order to offer adventures that are natural and cultural. Majority of these places will be suitable for travellers vacationing with the entire family or with a group of friends or co-workers.
EEC will not only become the business hub of the east but it will also showcase other parts of the country with the availability of a hotel with Italian grill in Rayong and the accommodations in Pattaya which will soon be accessible by high-speed train.