Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11%
Aug 30, 2018
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 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion Baht.
The top ten source markets of visitors to Thailand in January – July 2018:
Rank Country No. of Visitors% Change
1 China 6,860,924 21.44
2 Malaysia 2,113,875 6.80
3 Korea 1,035,057 5.82
4 Lao PDR. 991,679 9.31
5 India 919,130 13.24
6 Japan 908,059 5.62
7 Russia 900,712 16.24
8 USA 656,327 5.82
9 Vietnam 630,526 7.83
10 Singapore 579,677 2.97
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn commented, "This strong growth is very encouraging in terms of numbers, but even are more important are some of the emerging new trends; such as, the 23.3% increase in visitor arrivals by sea (July 2018), and the higher hotel occupancies being experienced by emerging secondary provinces; such as, Rayong, Suphan Buri, Chainat, Nakhon Pathom, Ang Thong and Phatthalung."
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