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TAT shows foreign visitors by the numbers

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TAT shows foreign visitors by the numbers

By The Nation

 

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand published a breakdown of 2018 visitors by nationality on the Facebook page of its Intelligence Centre on Saturday night, with Chinese leading the tally, to no one’s surprise.

 

Of the 38 million foreign visitors to Thailand last year, 10.6 million came from China, 4.1 million from Malaysia and 1.8 million each from South Korea and Laos. 

 

There were 1.6 million Japanese visitors, 1.5 million Russians and Indians, 1.3 million Singaporeans, and 1.1 million Vietnamese and Americans.

 

The centre reported the foreign visitors generated Bt2 trillion in revenue, up from Bt1.8 trillion earned from 35.6 million travellers in 2017 and Bt1.6 trillion from 32.5 million visitors in 2016.

 

See the results at facebook.com/WOWThailandOfficials.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30362570

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Just now, Somtamnication said:

Anyways, time for hotels to make more rice soup rather than continental breakfasts.

If the Chinese come back .... get on that ok.

 

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1 minute ago, morrobay said:

And for any restaurants that cater to these bus lodes you can expect less quantity and quality. They don't care about repeat customers any more when they have 1000's of Chinese. Unfortunately I experienced this in what was a great seafood restaurant in Jomtien. 

Yeah, recently ate at Moom Aroi Naklua branch, uniformly rated one of the best seafood places, but was packed with Chinese tourists this time, and yes, the quality was not up to standard. I suppose this might be because they are not used to producing in such large quantities at one time when a tour group arrives?

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44 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

Yeah the Chinese billions. Sheer numbers will produce these 10.6 million tourists easily from their middle class. Also their location is a hop skip and jump to Thailand. If you lump 10.6 million of the other nations together like US etc, the spending power will dwarf the Chinese tourist spending. 

the amazing thing is that only about 10% of the Chinese population have passports; unless they are controlling the issuing of passports, then look forward to even more!

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