Foreign visitors to contribute 8% increase in Thailand’s tourism revenue

 Thursday, January 25, 2018

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During the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 held in northern Thai city of Chiang Mai the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) revealed a growth target of 8 percent in tourism revenue from the international market.

 

 

Referring to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations by ASEAN, Thailand welcomed around 35 million visitors in 2017 and the tourism earnings from international tourist is expected to reach 53 billion U.S dollars.

 

 

Tanes Petsuwan, TAT deputy governor for marketing communications  highlighted that the unbeatable geographic location was a major reason why arrivals will continue to grow strongly in the years ahead.

 

 

Thailand boasts of the best connections with approximately 30 overland border checkpoints for travel by the international visitors with Cambodia, Laos , Myanmar and Malaysia. There are four Friendship Bridges with Laos and one with Mynamar with more being planned.
 

 

Tanes further mentioned that the Asian Highway grew rapidly and will provide extensive road connectivity beyond the neighboring countries to both China and India.

 

 

Rail travel will be the next generation of land transport infrastructure to emerge, with high-speed links now in the design and planning stage.

 

 

Currently the international airports serve 135 scheduled and chartered airlines and foreign low-cost airlines that will boost the frequency to Bangkok and other popular destination.

 

 

He noted that Thailand’s international airports serve 135 scheduled and chartered airlines and foreign low-cost airlines are boosting their frequencies to Bangkok as well as other popular tourism destinations, such as Phuket and Chiang Mai.

 

 

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