Monday May 27, 2019 00:38

MINISTRY OF TOURISM Press Releases

STRONG GROWTH FROM KEY MARKETS COMPENSATE FOR DIP IN CHINESE TOURISTS Events—25 Apr 19

CBRE, a leading international property consultant, believes that Thai tourism market is still as resilient as ever. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) announced they are expecting more than 40 million tourists to visit Thailand

As Chinese visitors bounce back, Thai tourism income crosses two trillion Baht Lifestyle—01 Feb 19

Bangkok--1 Feb--TAT Inter PR Division
A sharp resurgence in Chinese visitor arrivals in December helped Thailand close 2018 with a total of 38.27 million arrivals, generating tourism expenditure of just over two trillion Baht.

The final arrivals count released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed that Chinese visitors jumped from 675,129 in November to 838,634 in December, closing the year with a total of 10,535,955, up 7.44% over 2017. Similarly, Chinese visitor expenditure also surged from 36.45 billion Baht in November to 44.42 billion Baht in December, ending the year with 580.69 billion Baht.

In total, Thailand's international visitors were up by 7.54% over 2017, and the estimated 2.007 trillion Baht in tourism revenue was up by 9.63%. For the first time, ten countries and one SAR territory (China, Malaysia, South Korea, Lao PDR., Japan, India, Russia, USA, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong SAR) generated more than one million visitor arrivals.

Summary of the key results in 2018:

Overview: All regions grew well except the Middle East and Oceania. Visitors from East Asia totalled 26.06 million (+9.30%), Europe 6.76 million (+3.86%), the Americas 1.60 million (+3.82%), South Asia 1.98 million (+11.82%), Oceania 922,520 (-1.74%), the Middle East 739,494 (-6.39%), and Africa 201,519 (+7.63%).

Thailand records 7.5% growth in visitor arrivals Lifestyle—26 Dec 18

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced the tourism figures for January-November 2018. Thailand received 34,431,489 international visitors, up by 7.53% over the same period of last year, generating an estimated 1.8 billion Baht in tourism revenue,

Thai Tourism Minister outlines measures to balance, manage and distribute visitor Lifestyle—11 Dec 18

Embarking upon a quality over quantity approach to future development, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has initiated a number of measures to better balance, manage, and distribute visitor numbers and preserve the quality of tourism

Prudential invites cyclists on an unforgettable ride through 12 must-visit destinations in Bangsaen General—06 Nov 18

Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("Prudential Thailand"), join hands with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Saensuk City, Chonburi Province to welcome all cyclists to the upcoming "PRUcycle Thailand," the biggest cycling

Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia Enters into Two Tourism Cooperation Agreements with General—19 Oct 18

Brand Expedia, the world's leading full-service online travel brand, and the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia are joining forces to promote and help drive travel demand to 15 key destinations in Indonesia. The first agreement involves a three

Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11% to 22.6 million Lifestyle—29 Aug 18

Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of 22,657,730 in January-July 2018, up by 11% over the same period of 2017, according to preliminary figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly, up

Photo Release: Dusit International Hotels in Chiang Mai at THA Sport Week Lifestyle—22 Aug 18

Thai Hotels Association Northern (THA) and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports held THA Sport Week from 6-10 August 2018 at CMU Main Stadium. Almost 20 hotels in Chiang Mai, including Dusit Princess and dusitD2 Chiang Mai, participated in the event.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in collaboration with the 6 GMS Member Countries, organizes the Lifestyle—18 Jun 18

Ministry of Tourism and Sports together with Nakhon Phanom Province and Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is hosting Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF 2018) to provide a forum for members to discuss tourism issues and the event will be held from

Royal Cliff Hotels Group Awarded Official 5-Star Status with Thailand Tourism Lifestyle—18 May 18

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group recently received the Thailand Tourism Standard 2018: Accommodation Standard for Tourism (5-Star Resort) award from the Department of Tourism under the authorization of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand. Ms.

Photo Release: Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya Welcomes Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism Lifestyle—11 Apr 18

Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya General Manager Sirapha Aneksittish (left) warmly welcomed the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism & Sports, Pongpanu Svetarundra (right) on his recent stay at Kantary Hotel,

KING POWER TOGETHER WITH MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND SPORTS CELEBRATES THAI NEW YEAR AT KING POWER General—11 Apr 18

Experience and Enjoy Thai performances, floating market, OTOP booths and food festival during 10-15 April 2018 at King Power Rangnam King Power Group together with Ministry of Tourism and Sports today celebrate the Grand Opening of the inaugural KING

KING POWER GROUP UNDER THE #KING POWER THAI POWER PROJECT SIGNS COLLABORATION WITH MINISTRY OF General—02 Apr 18

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Chief Executive Officer, King Power Group today signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports to build 70 public restrooms in Tourist Areas in Thailand under the project

Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism and Sports Launch Buy With Confidence Program to Boost General—02 Apr 18

Ministry of Commerce joins hands with partners to encourage leading jewelry shops and businesses to participate in the "Buy With Confidence" program that will issue certifications to ensure the quality and standard of Thai gem and jewelry with the

Third Annual Thailand Yacht Show to Take Place 22-25 February in Ao Po Grand Marina, Lifestyle—19 Jan 18

Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, February's Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) will attract industry leaders and regional consumers alike by combining the best aspects of yacht charter, the boating

Photo Release: PULLMAN BANGKOK KING POWER RECEIVED #HOTEL STANDARD AWARD FOR Lifestyle—26 Dec 17

Pullman Bangkok King Power's General Manager Mr. Marc Begassat (right) received a "Hotel Standard Award" covering 2017 – 2020 from Mr. Anan Wongbenjarat (left), Director General of the Department of Tourism at the Thai Ministry of Tourism and

Photo Release: Five Stars for Pathumwan Princess Lifestyle—04 Dec 17

On Friday 1st December, 2017 at a presentation at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Bangkok, we were delighted to be awarded the tremendous accolade of 5-Star certification for Pathumwan Princess Hotel. The hotel qualified for the rating following

Ministry of Tourism Indonesia presents Wonderful Indonesia Festival in Thailand 17 19 November General—21 Nov 17

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with The Embassy of Indonesia in Bangkok, and Regional Tourism Office from Banten, Jakarta, and West Sulawesi Province will seduce the Land of the White Elephant with a mesmerizing

Thailand hosted ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017 Lifestyle—06 Oct 17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports recently hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017, from 18 to 24 September in Bangkok. The event was attended by 46 delegates, including tourism

Thailand won the right Air Race1 World Cup Thailand national event during the end of General—26 Sep 17

Sports Authority of Thailand, Ministry of Tourism and Sports together with the Navy have arranged for the Air Race1 World Cup Thailand 2017 presented by Chang with Thai Beverage Public Company limited as the main sponsor of the event. Thailand has been

Siam Niramit joined Ministry of Tourism Sports General—20 Sep 17

Siam Niramit joined Ministry of Tourism & Sports in the welcoming program provided for50 ASEAN Plus Three Tourism YOUTH SUMMIT 2017. Khun Wallapa Phokawat, Siam Niramit Bangkok' Assistant Managing Director gave a short introduction on Thai Village

Nakhon Phanom selected as venue for Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 Lifestyle—21 Jul 17

Thailand's Northeastern or Isan province of Nakhon Phanom has been chosen as the host venue for the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2018. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports proposed Nakhon Phanom as an ideal host venue for the event because the province's

Thailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four months General—25 May 17

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports has released figures showing that during the first four months of this year, 12 million visitors came to Thailand spending around 620 billion Baht, an increase of 4.71 per cent when compared with the same period

Photo Release: Visa and Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports Celebrate 20 Years of General—28 Apr 17

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, recently welcomed Chris Clark, Visa Group Executive for Asia-Pacific, at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. During the visit, Mr. Clark thanked Ms. Kobkarn for the 20 years of cooperation between

Songkran 2017 spurred over 45 billion Baht in spending in Thailand General—24 Apr 17

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports says the total economic impact of spending during the Songkran 2017 holiday was 45.428 billion Baht (US$1.3 billion*), representing a 14.40 per cent increase over the same period last year. In addition, several

Mr. Pongpanu assures that MOTs is ready take care of both domestic and international tourists Lifestyle—17 Apr 17

Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTs) highlighted the safety and security measures during the Songkran's festival that there usually are numerous road accidents during this festival; therefore, he assigned

Thailand open for business as usual with tourists events and attractions going Lifestyle—27 Oct 16

While Thailand is officially in a mourning period in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Ministry of Tourism and sports (MOTs) along with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai people want to assure foreign visitors and

Permanent Secretary emphasize on building confidence and positive attitude towards tourism Tourist General—28 Sep 16

Mr. Pongpanu Svettarundra, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports unveil the project "Public relation and warning on Tourism) The project has begun since 2012 with the purpose of providing information in the terms of tourism warning and

Photo Release: A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya received Halal Food Services Standard for General—13 Sep 16

On recently, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports co-operated with The Central Islamic Council of Thailand to certify that Harbour Restaurant by A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya has been assessed and found to be conforming to

#Vivo bene Village#, a resort in Doi Saket, Chiangmai receives #Thailand Tourism Standard Lifestyle—13 Sep 16

'Vivo bene Village', a resort in Doi Saket, Chiangmai receives 'Thailand Tourism Standard' award in Long Stay Standard category year 2015 given by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand, Khun Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on September 5,