Travel: Thailand tourism up by 15%

(From TTR Weekly)

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international tourist arrivals to Thailand reached more than 9 million during January to March, this year, an improvement of 15.45%.

The number of foreigners visiting Thailand is rising steadily.

The number of foreigners visiting Thailand is rising steadily.

China supplied more than 2.6 million visits to Thailand during the first quarter, up a staggering 31% improvement over slightly more than 2 million visitors in the first quarter of 2015.

Released late last week, the ministry’s data showed the country attracted 9,038,893 international visits during the first three months of this year compared to 7,829,153 visits during the same period last year.

Tourism and Sports minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said tourism continued to expand in the first quarter of this year, which would drive the number of international travellers to reach 32 million by year-end.

“The number of foreigners visiting the country is rising steadily. Thailand’s focus now is on enhancing the image of Thailand to be a quality leisure destination through Thainess. At the same time, we need to ensure a balance between tourism growth and its social and environmental impact.” Read More



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