Thailand still needs thousands more tourism workers than it already has. The kingdom’s Labour Ministry recently surveyed the labour demands of 32,359 tourism operators in 60 provinces.
The ministry found that out of all the operators, 1,817 businesses needed a total of 9,763 more workers. Employers need receptionists, porters, waiters, cleaners and housemaids, chefs, kitchen workers, cashiers, and accountants.
The top five provinces in demand for tourism workers are: Phuket (3,648 workers in demand), Chiang Mai (858), Chon Buri (594), Phang Nga (410), and Surat Thani (349).
President of the Thai Hotels Association said that Bangkok had enough workers during Christmas and the new year festivities. But Thailand’s key tourism hubs such as Phuket, and Pattaya are still lacking, she said. Workers especially needed in these areas are housemaids,…