Thailand might lose visitors in comparison to its neighboring countries

Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017

Tourism Authority of ThailandYesterday foreign tourism buyers at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus organized at Chiang Mai, Thailand, said that expanding air traffic to the region could cause loss in travel opportunities for the country as visitors fly directly to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV). Travel to the Mekong region is increasing. Credit goes to the greater air connectivity and inclination among visitors in the rapidly developing area. Budget and full-service airlines from countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia, the Middle East and China have created new routes with greater number of flights to regional destinations in order to meet growing market demand.

Excellent air connectivity and improved water and land transport infrastructure is making Mekong region an attractive vacation spot as conferred by tourism analysts.

Administrative authorities for the region are working in tandem to define specific brand identities in order to endorse travel to the region, with Cambodia occupying a significant spot in terms of heritage product management, Myanmar in local experiences, Laos in self-driving tours, Vietnam in luxury cruises and Thailand in dynamic metropolitan and delicious food experiences.

For example, for many years, Indian travelers have loved to explore Bangkok and Pattaya. However, Krabi, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai have become recent hotspots now because of more direct flights, said buyers at the travel mart.

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