Travel industry is growing rapidly in Thailand. Every year millions of tourists visit the country. Thailand government, together with airliners, hotel owners and tour agencies, have been promoting their tourism attractions for years. The number of foreigners who travel to Thailand is increasing every year.
Before Thailand is an agriculture country. To accelerate the development in the region, Thailand government and stakeholders of tourism industry diversify their development strategy by promoting tourism. It seems that they have been successful in their efforts. More tourists come from all around the world. People will not only recognize Thailand for its white elephant but also for its beautiful scenery, friendly people and many exotic attractions. Thailand is still famous for its elephants. Kissing the head of an elephant is considered bringing luck. As a result, many travelers like to kiss elephant.
Phuket is one of tour destinations in Thailand that attracts tourists. It is located in southern region overlooking Andaman sea. It has many interesting places to visit. At night there are many events along the beach ranging from dancing, music concert up to traditional play.
Local people take advantage of the booming tourism industry in their region. They work in as staff in beach hotels, as boat operators, and as divers for diving resorts. Many sell souvenirs to tourists.
There is also a place where tourists can see turtles. It is called Turtle Conservation Project. Turtles have been facing extinction. This project is important to restore turtle population.