Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11%

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Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11%

Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of 22,657,730 in January-July 2018, up by 11% over the same period of 2017, according to preliminary figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly, up 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion Baht.

The top ten source markets of visitors to Thailand in January – July 2018:

Rank        Country      No. of Visitors         % Change
1                China          6,860,924                    21.44
2               Malaysia     2,113,875                       6.80
3               Korea          1,035,057                       5.82
4               Lao PDR.      991,679                          9.31
5               India             919,130                       13.24
6              Japan             908,059                        5.62
7              Russia            900,712                       16.24
8              USA                656,327                        5.82
9              Vietnam         630,526                        7.83
10           Singapore       579,677                         2.97

Remark: Preliminary figures
Source: Ministry of Tourism and Sports

Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn commented, “This strong growth is very encouraging in terms of numbers, but even are more important are some of the emerging new trends; such as, the 23.3% increase in visitor arrivals by sea (July 2018), and the higher hotel occupancies being experienced by emerging secondary provinces; such as, Rayong, Suphan Buri, Chainat, Nakhon Pathom, Ang Thong and Phatthalung.”

Source = Tourism Authority of Thailand

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