Connect with us

Tourism

26.7 mln visited Thailand in 2013, exceeding 2012 by 20%

Thailand has welcomed a total of 26,735,583 visitor arrivals in 2013, exceeding the year’s original target of 26.1 million and representing a 19.6 per cent increase over the 22,353,903 international tourists in 2012.

Published

on

Thailand has welcomed a total of 26,735,583 visitor arrivals in 2013, exceeding the year’s original target of 26.1 million and representing a 19.6 per cent increase over the 22,353,903 international tourists in 2012.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of TAT said

“This achievement brings much joy to Thailand and the country’s travel and tourism industry as a whole. These statistics are invaluable as evidence that despite the challenging factors including the ongoing political demonstrations in Bangkok, Thailand remains a popular and welcoming tourist destination.”

TAT Governor attributed the growth to the concerted efforts by the entire Thai travel and tourism industry.

tourisme2014

“We are working hand in hand in creating a memorable travel experience to tourists. During tough times, such as, the current ongoing anti-government demonstrations, we are also working hand in hand in ensuring utmost convenience to tourists, our friends of Thailand.”

China topped the chart at 4.7 million arrivals

According to data tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, in 2013, six Asia-Pacific countries contributed more than one million visitor arrivals. China topped the chart at 4.7 million arrivals a 68.83 per cent jump, followed by Malaysia at 2.99 million tourists up 17.29 per cent, Russia at 1.73 million arrivals a 31.93 per cent growth, Japan at 1.53 million tourists an 11.96 per cent increase, South Korea at 1.29 million arrivals up 11.48 per cent, and India at 1.04 million visitors a 3.61 increase.By region, East Asia remains the largest contributor at 16.09 million arrivals up 28.47 per cent, representing a 60.18 per cent share of the overall visitor markets to Thailand.

Europe is the second largest market by region at 6.3 million visitors an 11.62 per cent increase, followed by South Asia at 1.34 million arrivals a 4.63 per cent growth and the Americas at 1.17 million tourists up 8.05 per cent.In 2014, TAT expects to welcome 28.01 million international tourist arrivals through various tourism promotional activities under the Amazing Thailand: It Begins with the People campaign.

In related statistics, the number of visitor arrivals to Thailand at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports reached a total of 16,989, 458 in 2013, representing a 16.65 per cent increase over 2012. In December 2013, the number reached 1.59 million arrivals or 1.99 per cent year-on-year increase.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Tourism

Thailand confirms No Quarantine plan for Foreign Visitors under Phuket “Sandbox” Scheme

Phuket will be reopened to fully vaccinated international travellers without quarantine from 1 July, 2021, but ‘final’ official details are under review by the Royal Thai Government.

Published

on

Phuket will be reopened to fully vaccinated international travellers from 1 July, 2021, but ‘final’ official details are under review by the Royal Thai Government.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Tourism

Thailand confirms Phuket’s reopening date of July 1st

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will proceed with its plans to reopen the resort island of Phuket to international visitors, without compulsory quarantine, starting July 1st

Published

on

The Thai government has confirmed its plan to reopen Thailand to foreign tourists, starting with Phuket province as a pilot destination on July 1st, using the Phuket Sandbox model.

(more…)
Continue Reading
Wise

Most Viewed

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 14,098 other subscribers

Recent