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Thailand welcomes 16.4 million foreigners so far this year

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Thailand welcomes 16.4 million foreigners so far this year

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BANGKOK, 23rd June 2018 (NNT) – During the first five months of 2018, Thailand received a total of 16.4 million visitors from overseas, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. 

 

Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has disclosed that Thailand in May welcomed no fewer than 2.755 million foreign visitors, which represented a year-on-year increase of 6.35%, generating more than 136.71 million baht in tourism revenue. 

 

The top three foreign nationalities visiting Thailand were from China, Malaysia and India. 

 

He added that tourism has been sluggish this month partly due to the fasting ritual of Ramadan. 

 

During the first five months of 2018, the number of foreign visitors surged 12.62% to 16.456 million people who spent a total of 867.46 million baht, an increase of 16.11% year-on-year. 

 

 
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5 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Thailand welcomes 16.4 million foreigners so far this year

Families heading to Pattaya?

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11 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Families heading to Pattaya?

no,  about  16 million Chinese. 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

".....a total of 16.4 million visitors from overseas"

About seven million of whom are in transit and headed to safer and cheaper Asian tourist destinations nearby.

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I think that ''staged photo opp'' is not representative of the majority of visitors and locals who abuse thialand, eat the seafood and take selfies....i really don't know how much more this once great, pristine kingdom can endure

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The stat is a misprint! What TAT and the Tourism Ministry really wanted to say was that 16.4 TRILLION tourists visited Thailand - and rising!

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Yes it sounds like that many here in Pattaya ,dont Chinese people ever talk and not shout at each other?

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24 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

About seven million of whom are in transit and headed to safer and cheaper Asian tourist destinations nearby.

And when they return to Thailand to catch their return flight are they counted again?

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"Thailand welcomes 16.4 million foreigners..."

Being greeted with "All temples and other sites are are closed for special holiday, but I can take you to special friend who will make you nice suit" is not my idea of being welcomed. 

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Just now, greeneking said:

And when they return to Thailand to catch their return flight are they counted again?

No these are jut the ones arriving. The numbers leaving are higher than those arriving. The numbers leaving on any given day are boosted by politicians and senior civil servants and their entourages on junkets abroad. e.g. collecting monks from Europe and visiting Interpol.

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Welcome or overwhelmed? 

Thailand is operating well beyond a sustainable number of tourists. Future generations may well be the true victims of the race towards tourism and environmental oblivion. 

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1 hour ago, mok199 said:

I think that ''staged photo opp'' is not representative of the majority of visitors and locals who abuse thialand, eat the seafood and take selfies....i really don't know how much more this once great, pristine kingdom can endure

 

What I think we are seeing is the final grab for money before Thailand goes the way of Spain and Greece (as far as Europeans are concerned).

 

Steal and sell is the cry: if it ain't nailed down, steal it. If it is nailed down, sell it. The next billion's got to come from somewhere...

 

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16.4 million in 5 months...

 

Lets see, that's 151 days, which is...

108,609 and a bit visitors per day (notice how they don't count trourists any more...)

4525 and a bit every hour

75 and a half every minute.

 

Have you ever seen the queues at immigration?

 

Methinks the figures are a bit rubbery...

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, KiwiKiwi said:

16.4 million in 5 months...

 

Lets see, that's 151 days, which is...

108,609 and a bit visitors per day (notice how they don't count trourists any more...)

4525 and a bit every hour

75 and a half every minute.

 

Have you ever seen the queues at immigration?

 

Methinks the figures are a bit rubbery...

 

 

 

Makes absolutely no sense as there are major peaks and valleys along the way.  

Also, there are many many ways to come into this country not just Suvarnabhumi.....

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