Thailand is struggling to handle its tourism boom

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Tourists queue to check in at AirAsia counters for their flights at Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, December 26, 2016. Chaiwat Subprasom/ Reuters

Thailand’s success in attracting huge numbers of tourists has put some infrastructure for handling the influx under pressure, an economist with the World Bank said on Monday.

“Bottlenecks are building up in destinations like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, while infrastructure still hasn’t expanded,” Kiatipong Ariyapruchya said.

The economist also said that new destinations inside Thailand “must be introduced and monitored closely to support sustainable tourism”.

This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Business Insider.

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