Thailand welcomed 2.14 million worldwide tourists last month

Thailand welcomed 2.14 million international tourists in January, data from the tourism ministry confirmed today. The knowledge showed a small decline from the earlier month.
List have been Malaysia with 288,745 tourists, Russia with 202,759 vacationers, and South Korea 169,462 tourists.
However, the return of travellers from China, following the removal of Covid-19 restrictions, helped boost the numbers. A total of 91,841 Chinese vacationers flocked to Thailand final month, compared with three,one hundred ten in the same period final 12 months.
China’s reopening is anticipated to provide the restoration further impetus. The authorities is forecasting 7 to eight million Chinese visitors in 2023, in contrast with eleven million in 2019, Bangkok Post reported.
Tourism is a vital supply of employment and a major driver of the economy in Thailand, usually accounting for about 12% of the annual GDP. Before the pandemic hit, Thailand welcomed almost forty million visitors in 2019, who spent 1.91 trillion baht (US$54.37 billion).
In January 2022, when entry restrictions had been in place in Thailand, there have been just 133,828 visitors.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said earlier this month that he anticipated greater than 30 million international visitors in 2022.
Last week, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched its ‘Amazing Thailand Amazing New Chapters Roadshow to China 2023.’ The roadshow began on 21 February in Shanghai and later moved to Chengdu and Guangzhou.
TAT expects the roadshow to assist it attain its goal of welcoming 5 million vacationers to Thailand this yr.
The roadshow aimed to create enterprise alternatives for Thailand’s sixty one tourism suppliers and Chinese tourism professionals. It also goals to raise awareness of Thailand’s wide range of quality tourism experiences.
TAT additionally promoted the “Tiew Muang Thai Ying Pai Ying Sanook” tourism marketing campaign. The marketing campaign highlights unique and high-quality tourism products and services catering to present Chinese travel segments, such as hyper-millennials, families, workation, and silver luxurious..

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