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Tourism workers run short

Idea of foreign tour guides floated

Tourists pack Yaowarat Road in Bangkok on Jan 14. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

More than 9,000 workers are still in demand in the tourism industry as foreign arrivals continue to arrive in large numbers, according to the Labour Ministry.

Boonchob Sutthamanaswong, permanent secretary for the Labour Ministry, said labour offices in 60 provinces had recently surveyed labour demand among 32,359 operators in the tourism sector.

Of them, 1,817 businesses still needed 9,763 workers, he said.

The top five provinces where workers in the tourism sector are in high demand are Phuket (3,648 workers in demand), Chiang Mai (858), Chon Buri (594), Phangnga (410), and Surat…

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