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Thailand's $13 Billion Plan Could Woo 65 Million Tourists Yearly

  • Southeast Asian nation plans major airport, rail expansion
  • Extra capacity could allow 65 million tourist arrivals in 2029
Tourists on the Maya Bay beach in 2018.
Tourists on the Maya Bay beach in 2018.Photographer: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

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Thailand is already struggling to cope with the environmental impact of a tourism boom that’s expected to lure 40 million visitors this year. The influx is on course to hit 65 million a decade from now, signaling an even bigger challenge ahead.