According to Reuters, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) believes the ban could provide a boost to the Asian nation. It expects arrivals from the Middle East to increase by eight per cent in the first quarter of 2017, compared to last year. “The Middle East is a big market for us,” said Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). “They may choose to visit Thailand more and this may also boost our sector.” According to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), Muslim travellers comprised 10 per cent of the global travel market in 2014, spending $145 billion. In the same year, the US welcomed 2.6 million Muslim travellers, accounting for 3.7 per cent of arrivals. Get the full story at The Telegraph