Major tourism markets in the Asia-Pacific, including Thailand gradually picking up speed

 Saturday, April 30, 2022 


Major tourism markets in the Asia-Pacific, including Thailand, are gradually finding pace,with international visitors planning their trips again, as per data from Bookaway Group, which is a ground transportation aggregator.

Thailand announced dismissal of restrictions on international visitors from its key source markets in October.

Bookaway Group said that there is a triple-digit month-on-month increase in the volume of tickets sold by operators in Thailand between October and December, including domestic travelers.

However, the emergence of Omicron saw ticket sales go down by 20 per cent between December and January before soaring again, by single digits, in February.

With the declining of Omicron scare, bookings resumed, with March volumes 36 per cent ahead of December. April is already the strongest month up to now in terms of tickets sold.

Site visitor numbers from the UK, France and Germany went up by more than 100 per cent between October and December with the US recording a 54 per cent increase.

Noam Toister, the chief executive of Bookaway Group said, “Our data shows that most markets saw a drop at the start of the year, however, this was a temporary blip and trendlines around the globe are now on the up.Our specific data from Thailand shows that we are selling more tickets every month, and the massive increases in site traffic from major source markets bode well for the summer and beyond.”

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