Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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.