Thai tourism sees growth in line with the target

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:55
Bangkok--4 Dec--TAT Inter PR Division

The Thai tourism industry recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9.98% over the same period of 2017. China headed the list with more than nine million arrivals.

Top 10 markets for Thailand in January – October 2018
Rank   Country       No. of Arrivals   %Change
1     China         9,022,192         10.03
2     Malaysia     3,179,768         12.73
3     South Korea   1,466,676         4.77
4     Lao PDR.     1,446,835         4.92
5     Japan         1,353,301         6.89
6     India         1,287,978         11.23
7     Russia       1,101,619         11.75
8     Vietnam       881,551           9.46
9     USA           875,485           5.61
10     Hong Kong     850,498           25.46
Remark: Preliminary figures
Source: Ministry of Tourism and Sports
Summary of the key results in Jan-Oct 2018:

Overview: All regions grew well except the Middle East and Oceania. Visitors from East Asia totalled 21.58 million (+9.71%), Europe 5.24 million (+4.24%), the Americas 1.25 million (+3.01%), South Asia 1.60 million (+10.75%), Oceania 766,119 (-1.74%), Middle East 635,311 (-6.29%), and Africa 158,630 (+8.41%).


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