Jump to content
BANGKOK 21 July 2019 03:37
webfact

Thailand's May foreign tourist arrivals fall 1.03% y/y - ministry

Recommended Posts

Thailand's May foreign tourist arrivals fall 1.03% y/y - ministry

 

ou0v-hnyuqhi2625768.jpg

 

BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) -

 

* Thailand saw a 1.03% drop in tourist arrivals in May from a year earlier, after a 3.31% increase in April, the tourism ministry said on Thursday.

 

* The 2.7 million tourists in May spent about 135 billion baht ($4.36 billion), down 0.95% from a year earlier.

 

* Visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, declined 8.55% in May from a year earlier after falling 8.89% in April.

 

* Foreign tourist receipts account for about 12% of Thailand’s gross domestic product.

 

($1 = 30.96 baht)

 

(Reporting by Orathai Sriring Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

 

reuters_logo.jpg

-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-06-20

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vietnam is luring in Chinese group travelers.....new destination + currently cheaper + legal casinos....

However number  of Chinese independent travelers to Thailand are up big time.

Good signs on long term.

As the below graph shows, Thailand is an unpopular destination in trouble.......NOT

image.png.a046f48464da70585908d1fdb35c481c.png

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
48 minutes ago, webfact said:

Visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest source of tourists, declined 8.55% in May from a year earlier after falling 8.89% in April.

 

i'm telling ya that baht has got to come down..

 

Screenshot 2019-06-20 at 16.22.58.png

 

 

Edited by GeorgeCross

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

 

i'm telling ya that baht has got to come down..

 

Screenshot 2019-06-20 at 16.22.58.png

 

 

 

However this is really my favorite.....and even before Brexit.

No wonder they have to resort to picking up lost money, bawhahahahahah

 

image.png.751d2fe684976a708f7008c2b37cc77d.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Chinese currency is down 10% against the baht since last January! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After Songkran tourists around Chiangmai went dead. Still see fewer tour buses around town as well as back packers individual travelers. Only a few out at major tourist sights. Out around city for 20+years until recent move out of city. Now just reckless drivers and vans because schools and universities have started.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just returned from a short trip to Australia . 

 

Airplane was packed, not a single empty seat.

 

i was somewhat shocked as prior to

leaving it was dead but also excited to know tourists are back .

 

all my shock and excitement were gone once we landed , vast majority were only transiting through Thailand, very few actually entered Thailand . Immigration was a breeze in less than 7 mins with about 6-7 desks open .

 

driving from airport to Pattaya there was no traffic at all, 

 

once back home just as dead as previous month 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, BestB said:

I just returned from a short trip to Australia . 

 

Airplane was packed, not a single empty seat.

I'm going to contribute to that soon. As a tourist to Australia. Maybe the fed up expats like me are the culprit, trying to escape Thailand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...