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Increasing Yunnan people visiting Thailand during oncoming holidays

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Thailand is expected to attract an increasing number of Yunnan tourists during this Spring Festival holidays, as a Chinese comedy Lost In Thailand, a box office smash, was shot in Chiang Mai.

Cost of trips to Thailand has also grown since last October. The expenses for hotels are about 10 percent up and the price during Spring Festival holidays is estimated to be 40 percent higher, according to a self-driving club in Kunming. The cost for self-driving maybe rise about 30 percent during the holidays. Besides, nearly 90 percent of flight tickets have been sold out.

According to a local tourism official in Chiang Mai, Chinese tourists spend an average of 3,750 baht (125 U.S. dollars) each in Chiang Mai per day.

As shown in the statistic from Tourism Authority of Thailand, the number of Chinese tourists in Thailand has soared to 1.124 million in the first half year of 2012, accounting to 10 percent of the total foreign tourists in the country. China has become the biggest tourist generating country of Thailand for the first time, outnumbering Malaysia. (Editors:Lynn, Minnie Mao)

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