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Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The credit goes to the introduction of more direct flights from different Indian metros.
In Thailand, India ranked sixth on the basis of tourist arrivals. South India contributes approximately 30% of that share. Till July 2017, more than 8 lakhs Indian visitors went to Thailand, which accounts for an increase of 16% over last year.
“We expect that the revenue from Indian market to increase by 14% this year,” said Sriporn Bhekanandana, Deputy Executive Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
The target destinations will cover the unexplored regions like Hua Hin and Cha-Am as well as places like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Trat, Phuket, Pattaya and Bangkok.
“Ever since we have launched direct flights from Kochi in 2016, we have seen a significant rise in the footfalls and we are certain that this will continue to grow,” said Bhekanandana.
With a delegation team of 30 companies, she was in Kochi to showcase Thailand products for the millennial travelers. To maintain the impetus, she said, there is urgency that travel agents should be consider of regions beyond Bangkok and Pattaya and have the inclination to sell new products and experiences to the new age travelers.