The Thai tourism industry hit a new record with the arrival of the 33 millionth visitor, and is now well on its way to exceed the projected targets of 34 million arrivals and 1.81 trillion Baht (US$ 50 billion) in tourism revenue earnings in the full year.

Ms. Julie Nathalie A. Ceyssens, the 33 millionth tourist, also dubbed ‘Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor’, was greeted at Suvarnabhumi Airport with a warm welcoming ceremony by senior executives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and other private sector industry representatives.

Ms. Ceyssens arrived in Bangkok this early morning at 05.55 Hrs., with Thai Airways International’s Flight TG935 from Brussels, Belgium.

This is the first time that she is visiting Thailand, and will be spending 15 days with her boyfriend, enjoying Thai local experiences in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ko Chang.

She received two economy-class return tickets from her original destination to Thailand, a voucher for a five-night stay at accommodation in Thailand as well as the “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” certificate from TAT.

The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” activity was launched in June 2015 to recognise and reward the breaking record visitor to the country. With strong support from the public and private sectors, the campaign has attracted considerable international attention and enhanced the value of the Thai tourism brand image.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said,

“This has been an exceptionally good year for us. We are very pleased to see continuing interest from airlines to launch new routes to various points in Thailand, entrepreneurs starting new tourism businesses and young people continuing to find job opportunities. All this is happening alongside efforts to ensure sustainability and preservation of the socio-cultural and environmental product.”

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