Tourism revenue rises in Thailand in first five months of 2017

Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thailand special SIM cards for foreign touristsThe Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports said that the tourism revenue during the first five months of 2017 increased by 6.1% compared to the same period last year.

Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said that the country’s tourism industry raked in almost 382 million baht in revenue from January to May this year. Bangkok contributed the highest proportion with approximately 130 million baht, followed by the southern and northern regions at about 84 million and 52 million baht, respectively.

However, the north-eastern region had the highest number of tourists at 15.6 million people, followed by Bangkok at 15 million, and the northern region at 12 million people.


The east was the most improved region in terms of tourism revenue with an increase of 8.6% year-on-year.

According to Wattanavrangkul, the revenue hike in the first 5 months resulted from year-round tourism campaigns and a better transportation system.


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