Published on : Friday, December 21, 2018
Thailand has welcomed its 10 millionth Chinese tourist for 2018. It marks an important milestone for Thailand tourism. Ms. He Weixin was the 10 millionth passenger to travel from the People’s Republic of China to Thailand in 2018 by Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) flight TG613. He travelled on 19 December 2018 from Kunming to Bangkok.
Tourism officials in Thailand organised a welcome ceremony for Ms. He Weixin at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Chinese visitors are the biggest contributor to Thailand’s rich tourism industry. In 2017, more than 520 billion THB (103 billion USD) was generated from more than 9.8 million tourists.
10 million Chinese tourists reflect the success of the efforts to strengthen global awareness of Thailand as a top destination.
To attract more tourists from China, Thailand will improve the country’s safety and security standards, improve facilities and access to the emerging secondary provinces.
In collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Thanks a Million campaign, THAI awarded the lucky 10 millionth passenger with two roundtrip economy class tickets from Bangkok to any one of the following destinations – Chiang Mai, Phuket, or Krabi.
The event was graced by Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mr. Suvadhana Sibunruang, THAI Vice President, Aviation Services Support, representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand, TAT Governor, as well as those from the public and private sectors and state enterprises.