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China, Thailand eye waiving visas

Updated: 2013-10-12 07:09
By Zhao Shengnan in Bangkok and Wang Wen and Guo Yali in Beijing ( China Daily)

China, Thailand eye waiving visas

Neither Thai nor Chinese tourist operators were surprised at the two governments' decision to discuss waiving visas for both sides' visitors on Friday.

"Waiving visas is inevitable because the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand is really big," said Vichit Prakobgosol, honorary director for the Thai-Chinese Tourism Alliance Association and chairman of CCT Group, a travel service consultancy.

Lower costs and more convenience will encourage more Chinese tourists and investors to visit Thailand, said Vichit, whose company estimates it will receive 300,000 Chinese tourists this year.

China, Thailand eye waiving visas

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