This Thailand travel timeline infographic depicts a brief history of Thai tourism. Tourists are exploring everything Thailand offers, whether it's the stunning beaches or trekking through the lush green jungles in the north. Tourism in Thailand has an undeniably positive economic impact on the country and its people. According to the Authority on World Travel and Tourism, there were approximately 5,383,000 jobs in Thailand's tourism industry in 2014. This industry supports 14.1 percent of Thai employment, which is expected to rise. The travel and tourism industry will employ approximately 8,140,000 people by 2025.