Thailand To Make Changes To Preserve Environment Despite Influx Of Tourists

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Thailand To Make Changes To Preserve Environment Despite Influx Of Tourists

Tourists visiting Thailand are sure not to miss its famous night markets. It is a place for many locals and foreign visitors to see the city so alive at night, with busy vendors and a variety of products to buy— local food, souvenir items, and more.

 

This is why looking for a hotel near night market Ratchada and other locations is a common thing especially for foreign tourists who wish to experience these energetic markets. There are now many options for lodging around the area, and even high-end hotel near night market in Ratchada. They are accessible to everyone.

 

However, the influx of tourists into the country has left some problems.

 

Congestion

Chinese holidaymakers alone are responsible for majority of the growth in tourism in Southeast Asia. Many countries benefit from this— with all the revenues that the government earns, opening up employment opportunities for the local, and enticing foreign investors to develop properties and businesses in areas that tourists frequent.

 

However, managing the influx of these tourists from all around the world has been proven to be challenging. The safety standards of some tourist attractions were highlighted; especially when 40 Chinese tourists passed away after a boat sank in Phuket. It didn’t seem to dissuade tourists from visiting the country, but the Thai government had to put some safety measures to prevent such problems from happening or worsening.

 

Income Disparity

To combat the country’s problem with income disparity, the government is also considering promoting less-travelled areas in the country. This would ease out the congestion in popular tourist destinations, and give chance for other areas in the country to benefit from the booming tourism industry as well.

 

Preserving Local Communities

Such a plan sounds good and workable, but the government would then face the challenge of preserving heritage sites and local communities in these less-travelled regions. Opening up the places to tourists would be beneficial to the economy, but they are worried about its implications to the culture and the environment. They are encouraging local and foreign tourists to respect and help preserve the culture and environment of said areas.

 

They are also considering using reservation-only tickets for some areas to minimize the people coming in, and have better control of the environment.