Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of about 22.65 million from January to July 2018, up by 11 percent over the same period of 2017, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly by 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion baht.
The top ten source markets of visitors to Thailand between January and July 2018 include China, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, India, Japan, Russia, the United States, Vietnam, and Singapore.
Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Yuthasak Supasorn said that the strong growth is very encouraging. Visitor arrivals by sea are also increasing, and higher hotel occupancies are being experienced by emerging secondary provinces, such as Rayong, Suphan Buri, Chai Nat, Nakhon Pathom, Ang Thong, and Phatthalung.
According to TAT, Travel Weekly UK has unveiled the results of its “Best Destinations in the World” survey and Thailand has made it into the top 10 of four important categories.
These categories include Best for Spa & Wellness (1st place), Best for Value for Money (2nd place), Best for Food & Drink (4th place), and Best for Luxury (9th place).
Travel Weekly UK polled a cross-section of experienced agents, including independents, online travel agents and others to compile a comprehensive shortlist of 20 destinations in each category. Readers were then allowed to vote for their top destinations in each sector of the survey with over 500 agents participating over the course of four weeks.
Source: National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th