Asian countries are powering their way back

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The mood of increasing optimism was evident in the Asia hall at ITB, buoyed by hopes that last year´s downturn is behind them.

Asian countries are powering their way back with rising arrival figures and ambitious long-term expansion plans.Recovery has replaced recession as the new buzzword that countries such as Thailand,Indonesia and Sri Lanka are using to justify ambitious visitor targets and new developments.The Tourism Authority of Thailand ,which has arrived at ITB with a message of Amazing Thailand,Amazing Value,has set itself the even more ambitious target of attracting another one million visitors this year,taking the total to 15 million.

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