Connect with us
Compliance and ethics Training Asia-Pacific Bangkok regional

China

China sends more than 1 million visitors per month to Thailand

China recorded a total of 4,161,253, up by 30.56% or 1 million arrivals per month. The other top sources of arrivals were Malaysia (1.14 million), Korea (617,287) and Japan (552,330).

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

Led by a 30% increase in visitor arrivals from China and a 17% growth from India, the Thai tourism industry has recorded total international arrivals of 13.7 million in January-April 2018, up 13.9% over the same period of 2017.

Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced at a press briefing that the total visitors in January-April generated an estimated 730.7 billion Baht in tourism income, up 17.55% from the same period of 2017.

In April alone, international visitor arrivals totalled 3,092,725, up by 9.38% over the same period of 2017. The top ten source markets were China, Malaysia, Lao PDR., Russia, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively.

China, Thailand’s top source market, recorded a total of 4,161,253, up by 30.56%.

The other top sources of arrivals were Malaysia (1.14 million), Korea (617,287) and Japan (552,330).

Here is a summary of the key results for January – April 2018:

Overview: All regions grew well except the Middle East. Visitors from East Asia totalled 8,894,642 (+17.50%), Europe 3,006,525 (+9.75%), the Americas 599,431 (+3.55%), South Asia 607,379 (+15.18%), Oceania 296,741 (+0.26%), the Middle East 237,322 (-6.75%), and Africa 59,371 (+7.11%).

East Asia: East Asian visitor arrivals comprise the biggest market share of all visitors. A total of 8.89 million or 64.91% were from East Asian countries.

China up 30% with 4 million visitors in 4 months

China, Thailand’s top source market, recorded a total of 4,161,253, up by 30.56%. The other top sources of arrivals were Malaysia (1.14 million), Korea (617,287) and Japan (552,330).

The ASEAN countries generated over 3.02 million arrivals, with spectacular growth by Cambodia (+25.10%), Lao PDR. (+13.24%), Vietnam (+6.48%), the Philippines (+5.77%), Singapore (+4.43%), Indonesia (+3.73%), and Malaysia (+1.58%). The only declines were from Brunei (-9.19%) and Myanmar (-3.07%).

Europe: European visitors showed a good growth rate of 9.75% to 3 million. Russia retained its status as the largest source market from Europe with arrivals of 745,398, up 25%. Germany was the second highest source market with a total of 386,951, up 7.73%, followed by the United Kingdom 371,054 up 0.44% and France 342,825, up 3.70%.

Strong growth was also reported from East Europe (+13.95%) and Austria (+18.70%), Denmark (+7.99%), Finland (+7.96%), Italy (+7.68%), the Netherlands (+7.03%) except Sweden declined by 2.26%.

The Americas: Arrivals from the Americas were up 3.55% to 599,431. The main market, USA, rose by 7% to 396,330. Arrivals from Canada were up 10.36% to 113,881. Declining source markets from Latin America included Brazil (20.28%) and Argentina (-25.71%).

South Asia: Arrivals from South Asia grew by a strong 15.18% to 607,379. India topped the list with arrivals up by 16.91% to 481,573. Other source markets, which generated growth in arrivals, included Bangladesh (+19.37%), Pakistan (+2.74%) and Sri Lanka (+1.27%). Only Nepal was down -0.42%.

Oceania: Arrivals from Oceania grew by 0.26% to 296,741 visitors. Australian visitors were up 0.03% to 261,496. Arrivals from New Zealand were up 1.82% to 34,133.

Middle East: Arrivals declined by 6.75% to 237,322. Declining source markets included the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. However, some source markets were up; such as, Kuwait (+7.67% to 22,089).

Africa: Arrivals from Africa grew by 7.11% to 59,371.

China, India lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand – TAT Newsroom

0/5 (0 Reviews)
Advertisement Load WordPress Sites in as fast as 37ms!
Comments

China

Thai exports threatened by China’s cheaper rice

Africa is a potential target market for China now that consumers there are in the habit of eating aged rice

Avatar

Published

on

Bangkok (VNA) – Thai rice exporters are fretting over their prospects this year as China looks set to ramp up its rice shipments, notably to Africa.

(more…)
0/5 (0 Reviews)
Continue Reading

Banking

BoT and PBC sign agreement on Fintech Collaboration

The two central banks aim to promote the use of innovation and technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency of financial products and services.

Avatar

Published

on

 ​On 9 June 2019 Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob  Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT)  and Mr. Yi Gang Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBC), signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement in Fukuoka, Japan. 

(more…)
0/5 (0 Reviews)
Continue Reading

China

Thailand welcomes relocation from China and Japan

A NESDC study found that the trade squabbles between the US and China since 2018 have led various factories to consider relocating their production bases to other countries.

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

The Thai government has ordered the Board of Investment (BoI) to actively attract foreign investors who plan to move out of China, especially Japanese ones hit by the US – China trade war.

(more…)
4/5 (2 Reviews)
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Subscribe via Email

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

Join 10,687 other subscribers

Press Release

Most Read

Trending