Saturday November 17, 2018 03:37

THE THAI TOURISM INDUSTRY Press Releases

Chinas Belt and Road Initiative will boost tourism, transport and trade with Thailand Lifestyle—30 Aug 18

The Thai tourism industry will be a major beneficiary of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the Royal Thai Government moves rapidly to take advantage of the increased investment and trade opportunities it will create, not just within Thailand but

China, India lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand Lifestyle—22 May 18

Bangkok--22 May--TAT Inter PR Division

Led by a 30% increase in visitor arrivals from China and a 17% growth from India, the Thai tourism industry has recorded total international arrivals of 13.7 million in January-April 2018, up 13.9% over the same period of 2017.

Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced at a press briefing that the total visitors in January-April generated an estimated 730.7 billion Baht in tourism income, up 17.55% from the same period of 2017.

In April alone, international visitor arrivals totalled 3,092,725, up by 9.38% over the same period of 2017. The top ten source markets were China, Malaysia, Lao PDR., Russia, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively.

Here is a summary of the key results for January – April 2018:

Overview: All regions grew well except the Middle East. Visitors from East Asia totalled 8,894,642 (+17.50%), Europe 3,006,525 (+9.75%), the Americas 599,431 (+3.55%), South Asia 607,379 (+15.18%), Oceania 296,741 (+0.26%), the Middle East 237,322 (-6.75%), and Africa 59,371 (+7.11%).

Photo Release: Thailands visitor arrivals surge to 34 million, exceeds annual Lifestyle—26 Dec 17

The Thai tourism industry is poised to hit yet another new record after the arrival of Thailand's 34 millionth visitor and 1.81 trillion baht (US$ 50 billion) for the full calendar year 2017. Ms. Yu-Chen Wang, the 34 millionth arrival to the Kingdom in

Thai tourism projected to show good growth in first half of 2016 Lifestyle—30 Jun 16

The Thai tourism industry is projected to record international visitor arrivals of 16.67 million in January-June 2016, which will be up 13% over the same period of 2015. Projected earnings are estimated at 824 billion Baht, up 17%. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,

Thai tourism projected to show good growth in first half of 2016 Lifestyle—30 Jun 16

The Thai tourism industry is projected to record international visitor arrivals of 16.67 million in January-June 2016, which will be up 13% over the same period of 2015. Projected earnings are estimated at 824 billion Baht, up 17%. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,

Thailand committed to building ASEAN identity via tourism Lifestyle—27 Jan 16

Manila The Thai tourism industry has reaffirmed its commitment to the ASEAN goal of building an integrated community based on the slogan: "One Vision, One Identity, One Community." In comments at the closing press conference of the ASEAN Tourism Forum

Thailand fetes record 29 millionth visitor for 2015 Lifestyle—30 Dec 15

The Thai tourism industry hit a new record with the arrival of the 29 millionth visitor today, surpassing the projected target of 28.8 million and still counting. Ms. Elena Slobodian, from Russia Federation, the 29 millionth tourist, also dubbed

Chinese visitor arrivals, expenditure more than double in Jan-June Lifestyle—14 Aug 15

A huge 138% surge in Chinese visitor spending paved the way for the Thai tourism industry to chalk up 697.5 billion Baht in total visitor expenditure in the first half of 2015, according to figures just released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The

Thailand welcomed 17 millionth tourist as Green Season arrivals steam Lifestyle—03 Aug 15

The Thai tourism industry has welcomed Mr. AL Shaqsi Yaqdhan Hamad Khalifa from Oman as the country’s 17 millionth visitor for this year. The Thailand’s Luckiest visitor arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 28 July, 2015, to a surprise welcome

Thailand welcomed 15th million tourist as Thailands Luckiest Visitor Lifestyle—10 Jul 15

The Thai tourism industry welcomed its 15th million visitor this year. Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan, from Malaysia, who is another Thailand's Luckiest Visitor, arrived at Hat Yai International Airport today (5 July, 2015). The activity is being organised as

Calendar of Events in Thailand for June 2015 General—21 May 15

THAILAND TRAVEL MART PLUS AMAZING GATEWAY TO THE GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION (TTM+): THE BIGGEST TRAVEL BUSINESS TO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. With cooperation between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry, Thailand has the honor

Thailand to host Asias first Travel Blog Exchange in October Lifestyle—27 Mar 15

The Thai tourism industry is set to significantly expand its social media profile when more than 1,000 bloggers and online writers worldwide convene for the first Travel Blog Exchange to be held in Asia between 15 - 17 October 2015. The TBEX Asia 2015 is

Amazing Thailand bags two top Indian Travel Awards in one night Lifestyle—04 Nov 14

The Thai tourism industry has won two coveted awards in India, further strengthening the brand image of the kingdom in one of Asia’s most competitive source markets. The first was the Best International Tourism Board 2014 Award won by the Tourism

Calendar of Events in Thailand for June 2014 General—02 Jun 14

"THAILAND TRAVEL MART PLUS AMAZING GATEWAY TO THE GREATER " MEKONG SUBREGION (TTM+): THE BIGGEST TRAVEL BUSINESS TO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. With cooperation between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry, Thailand has the

THAI TOURISM INDUSTRY TO USE WORLD TRAVEL MARKET TO LAUNCH RECOVERY Lifestyle—08 Nov 11

The Thai tourism industry will be putting up a strong showing at one of the world’s largest travel trade events, the World Travel Market, when it opens in London on 7 November. Although many parts of the country have been affected by floods, they

KTC and Krungtep Turakij hold the 2nd Thailand Boutique Awards 2011 to give the Thai tourism Stcoks—25 May 11

KTC, Krungthep Turakij, and MasterCard jointly stage the 2nd Thailand Boutique Awards 2011 to help pitch small and medium sized boutique hotels to the consumers and to improve the tourism industry in terms of quality and creativity. This year’s

THAI TOURISM INDUSTRY GETS BRIEFING ON WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOON MARKET Lifestyle—17 Feb 11

The Thai tourism industry received a detailed briefing on ways to tap the global weddings and honeymoon market at a special half-day seminar organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Entitled “Love & Money: The Most Powerful Forces in

THAI TOURISM PROJECTS STRONG RECOVERY IN 2010 Lifestyle—16 Dec 10

The Thai tourism industry has once again proved its resilience and is on track to end 2010 with a strong recovery inspite of the various internal and external crises that affected the industry at large. According to the preliminary data from the

TAT HONOURS THAILAND TOURISM AND FRIENDS OF THAILAND Lifestyle—28 Sep 10

Long-standing friends and supporters of the Thai tourism industry, as well as some of its best products and tour guides, were conferred well-deserved awards at a cocktail reception organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on 27 September,

8th THAILAND TOURISM AWARDS TO BE HELD ON WORLD TOURISM DAY Lifestyle—24 Sep 10

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will host the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 on 27 September, 2010, to coincide with World Tourism Day. Designed to promote and sustain international standards in the Thai tourism industry, this year’s

Accor’s Thailand network swells with an additional 7 hotels to Lifestyle—20 Jan 09

Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, reaffirms its commitment and confidence in the Thai tourism industry, announcing significant expansion today. Adding to the current Thailand network of 39 hotels, Accor will add seven

New Marketing Directions for Thai Tourism Lifestyle—21 Aug 06

The Thai tourism industry is to be marketed under a new tagline, “Unforgettable Thailand”, as part of the new strategies for 2006/07 finalised at the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s annual marketing meeting here last week. The new advert

TAT MARKETING ROADSHOW IN NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA Lifestyle—13 May 03

The Thai tourism industry is to head for Australia and New Zealand for a marketing roadshow between June 3-10, 2003. The two countries have now been targeted as potential growth markets under the revised marketing plan for 2003. TAT is co-operating with t

ARRIVALS TO THAILAND IN 2002 EXCEED FORECASTS Lifestyle—12 Mar 03

A strong, above-average growth in female visitors has been one of the major highlights of the Thai tourism industry which ended 2002 with total arrivals of 10,799,067, an increase of 7.33% over 2001. The total number of female visitors jumped by a strong