Thailand celebrates the arrival of its 15th million visitor in 2015

Published on : Monday, July 6, 2015

KOH TAO, THAILANDThailand welcomed its 15th million visitor this year. TAT had organised an activity as part of a campaign to welcome every millionth visitor. Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan, from Malaysia, who is another Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor, arrived at Hat Yai International Airport  on 5 July, 2015.


The family was greeted with an elaborate welcome by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd., the Immigration Bureau, the Airports of Thailand Public Co., Ltd., and True Corporation Public Co., Ltd.



Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan (middle) and her husband (on her right), were welcomed by TAT’s deputy governor of international marketing-Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas, Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngsonasa (fourth from right), and TAT’s Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Mr. Sugree Sithivanich (third from right), at Hat Yai International Airport.


Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan, the lucky visitor was pleasantly surprised to receive two economy-class return air tickets from his/her international port of origin to Thailand along with a five-night accommodation voucher, as well as other prizes from TAT’s project partners. The trips will have a validity period of one year.

The “2015 Discover Thainess” is designed to support the  umbrella campaign, aims to highlight the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, full flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people.


Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s Acting Governor said, “The Thai tourism industry is making a strong comeback this year, thanks to the confidence and support of all our visitors. Rewarding the millionth visitor is just a small way of showing our thanks and letting the world know that we value all our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming many more visitors, both first-time and repeaters, to enjoy a vacation in Thailand.”


TAT is projecting 28.8 million visitors in 2015. A total arrival of 14.01 million between January to 21 June was reported according to the preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand welcomed , 2015, a 27.39 percent increase over the same period in 2014. This generated tourism income of 663 billion Baht a 27.86 percent growth over the same period of last year.

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