Over a million tourist arrivals have been counted so far in the first four months of 2014. Accordingly, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is projecting over 3 million for the full year 2014. At the current rate that projection may be conservative. Of the million, about 60% are folks for Thailand which is but an hour flight away. Other countries still contributing greatly towards the increased arrival count are Japan, China, France, Germany and the United States.
Although arrivals come for holiday, an increasing number now come looking for business and investment opportunity, particularly in the tourism related sector.