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Tourism in Thailand grew 19.2% in 2015, despite a deadly terrorist attack in Bangkok in August.

A bombing in the popular Erawan Shrine killed 22 people, including tourists.

"For Thailand to grow by 19% over 2015 ... given that they had the bombing, is quite extraordinary," Scowsill said.

He said putting more security in place in tourist areas helped to win back visitors.

First published March 21, 2016: 12:35 PM ET

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