According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana, Phuket was the province with the highest tourism earnings and the most visitors, aside from Bangkok, during the first ten months of this year.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana noted Thailand’s success in welcoming 10 million foreign tourist arrivals on December 10 this year.

With the launch of the Phuket Sandbox initiative, efforts to resurrect tourism were launched. The program was then expanded to other regions of Thailand, and eventually the nation’s borders were fully reopened since October 1st.

Phuket province in particular raked in about 128 billion baht. Nearly 2.33 million foreign tourists visited the province from January to October 2022. Runner-up Chonburi made 13.3 billion baht in tourism income from 975,000 foreign tourists, while Surat Thani took in 7.6 billion baht from about 607,000 foreign tourists.

The top ten provinces in terms of tourism

  • Phuket – 127.93 billion baht
  • Chon Buri – 13.28 billion baht
  • Surat Thani- 7.59 billion baht
  • Chiang Mai – 4.25 billion baht
  • Songkhla – 3.60 billion baht
  • Phang-nga – 2.58 billion baht
  • Chiang Rai – 1.59 billion baht
  • Krabi – 1.41 billion baht
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan – 854 million baht
  • Nong Khai – 526 million baht

The ten provinces most visited by foreign tourists

  • Phuket – 2,329,894
  • Chon Buri – 975,026
  • Surat Thani – 606,812
  • Songkhla – 581,808
  • Chiang Mai – 496,111
  • Samut Prakan – 321,390
  • Phang-nga – 317,353
  • Nong Khai – 231,243
  • Krabi – 217,526
  • Chiang Rai – 148,683

Tourists by nationality who visited Thailand

  • Malaysian – 1,291,381
  • Indian – 698,757
  • Singaporean – 381,940
  • Lao – 345,709
  • Vietnamese – 340,670
  • South Korean – 316,240
  • British – 291,753
  • American – 283,211
  • Cambodian – 252,862
  • German – 235,596

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