Thailand is a great destination for tourists, as it is indeed friendly and it welcomed twenty-two million foreign tourists in 2012 according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Twenty-two million people is an especially sizable amount in a country of sixty six million. The impact of tourism is not seen in all places in Thailand equally, as tourists tend to congregate in specific places that are marketed to them.
Does this mean that Thailand is a tolerant nation? Acceptance of visitors is not the same, as this map below shows, with many countries as well as Thailand.
What do you think may account for the different information given by these two maps?