For years, the number of tourists visiting Thailand has been climbing steadily. In 2017, some 10 million visitors from China alone are expected in the country. Locals are complaining about the environmental impact.
Thailand's attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much needed momentum to its economy. But challenges remain.
France retained its position as the world's favourite tourism destination in 2016, the UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Wednesday, defying concerns over terror attacks.
In big German cities, tourists from China are an important source of income for retailers. These customers from the Far East however expect to be courted and looked-after - as it's done in Munich and Frankfurt.
Beijing's attempt to punish Taiwan by throttling tourism from the mainland hasn't made much impact. Taiwan set a new tourism record last year by successfully courting visitors from the rest of Asia.
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