The tourism industry is a major industry in Thailand. The industry is promoted using the slogans “Amazing Thailand” and “Discover Thailand”. Foreigners in Thailand pick Bangkok as their go-to destination for its historical, natural, and cultural sites in its surroundings. The capital, Bangkok, also has beaches, islands, trekking destinations, minority ethnic groups, and forested mountains all of which combine to act as a magnet for tourists. Thailand is also known to have what is considered by many to be the largest market in the world, the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Foreigners in the country also enjoy taking courses ranging from Thai cooking to Buddhism and Thai massage. Other attractions in the country include archeological sites, museums, palaces, Buddhist temples, and several World Heritage sites.
The tourism industry has greatly impacted the Thai economy in recent times by contributing to the country’s GDP and the creation of a lot of jobs for locals. This has only been made possible by the influx of tourists in the country. It is expected that the outstanding performance of the tourism industry will continue for years to come.
Foreigners visiting Thailand with back-to-back visas are assumed to be doing illegal activities in Thailand and are likely to be questioned.
Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and South Korea do not require a visa to visit Thailand for stays of no more than 90 days. Citizens of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days.