On 26 October 2012 Mr. Tharit Charungvat, Ambassador of Thaialnd to the Federative Republic of Brazil gave an interview to Jornal da Comercio, a leading business newspaper in Rio de Janeiro on the topics of investment and business opportunities in Brazil for Thai businesses, energy cooperation between the two countries, and the promotion of Thailand for Brazilian tourists.
said that Thailand and Brazil are number one trading partners in ASEAN and Latin America respectively.
On tourism, Ambassador Charungvat
said that in 2011, there were almost 20 million tourists traveling to Thailand and among them were 26,000 Brazilians.
The tourism industry is a sustainable business that does not used up natural resources while creating significant amount of income for the country.
The government of Thailand therefore gave high emphasis on the development of this sector.
viewed that Thailand is a good choice for Brazilian tourists when compared with the cost of traveling to other countries.