Those of you who have been to Thailand will be well aware of what a beautiful country it really is, with plenty of stunning sights, which could be ideal for a hit Hollywood blockbuster movie. That is exactly what they are hoping will happen in the near future, as Thailand is hoping to encourage, convince, and persuade more Hollywood moviemakers to shoot their new movies there.
Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul explained, "We are talking about famous blockbuster movies with high budgets such as 'Star Wars', for which, at one point, Thailand was considered as a location, but [the producers] opted to use the United Kingdom instead because it offered incentives and Thailand did not."
She then went on to adde, "If we had incentives with some boundaries, such as using places that have tourist attractions as part of the movie sets, than we could promote our country's image. Many countries in the region are also considering the same measures right now."
It is also claimed that when a big Hollywood movie shoots in a particular country, the tourism activity increases in a big way, which Thailand have actually witnessed themselves in the past. The 2000 movie The Beach was shot in Thailand and the beach that was used for a lot of that movie now does boat trips for tourists to spend some time on that exact beach.
Thailand has been used to shoot a number of Hollywood movies over the years and, if they were to get more big Hollywood blockbusters filming in the country, Thailand would certainly feel the benefits from tourism.