In recent years, Thailand has become one of the major tourist destinations in Asia – even worldwide. The demand for skilled personnel in the country’s hotels and resorts is experiencing exponential growth, and, having the chance to be a part of this dynamic and competitive industry is right in your hands!

Tourism Industry
in Thailand

Tourism has consistently been one of the major economic contributors to Thailand. The country’s tourist destinations and attractions encompass tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha that entice travelers worldwide.

As such, the Tourism Authority of Thailand employs the slogan “Amazing Thailand” to promote the country internationally. In the first half of 2023, Thailand recorded 19.18 million local tourists and welcomed 11.4 million foreign travelers, with both numbers forecasted to increase in the years to come.

Quick Facts!

Situated in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy currently led by King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Often referred to as “The Land of Smiles”, it ranks as the fourth-most populous country in the region. Its capital, Bangkok, holds the world record for having the longest full name for a city, totaling 169 characters!

Culture and People

Thais are content with who they are and what they have. They are people who radiate happiness, humility, and patience, reflecting the Thai expression “Pen Rai”, which characterizes their general approach to life: to enjoy. Thais also take immense pride in their cultural heritage and delight in sharing it with visitors. Their traditional greeting, known as the “wai”, is a gesture of respect. If a local offers you a wai, it’s appreciated to reciprocate the gesture!

FAQ About Thailand

Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it’s advisable to exercise caution, especially when traveling solo and interacting with strangers. Encouragingly, Thailand’s police have been largely effective in ensuring the safety of their visitors.

Thailand is a cost-effective country to travel around, offering lots of very affordable things. An example is food. The average cost of dining at local restaurants in Thailand is around 50 – 150 baht (approximately USD 1 – 4), with other cheap options like street food vendors and night markets. As for accommodations, the choices and prices vary – starting as low as USD 8 per night!

Thailand’s main spoken language is Thai. However, English is widely spoken there as a second language, and many Thais have studied English either in school or through practice with foreign friends.

Must-Visits & Must-Sees

Thailand is one of Southeast Asia’s go-to destinations for travelers, boasting popular cities such as Bangkok, Krabi, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. The Land of Smiles offers a multitude of attractions, some of  which include:

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew – These are two of Thailand’s most visited attractions. Both stunning sites were strategically built next to the Chao Phraya River to protect the palace from potential invasions. Here, you can tour the temple and immerse yourself in its rich historical ambiance!

Thai Floating Markets One of the highly-flocked tourist areas in the country, the floating markets in Bangkok will take you to a unique experience of riding a boat while shopping at the same time. You can even purchase and dine local food that is cooked right on top of the boat!

Krabi’s Enchanting Beaches – Located on southern Thailand’s west coast, Krabi showcases limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and over a hundred offshore islands where travelers can submerge themselves in its natural beauty, with Railay and Ao Nang ranking among its favorite beaches.

- What to expect upon arrival? -

Upon arriving in Thailand, participants of our Cultural Exchange Programs should follow a series of arrival procedures and immigration customs before commencing their respective internship or management training journeys. They will also need to exchange money for the local currency and acquire local mobile providers. However, there is no need for our participants to worry because RMC Asia team will guide them through every step of the way!

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