Govt eyes economic boost from health and wellness tourism

The government is promoting health tourism and related products and services in a new campaign to get overseas visitors to spend at least 18 million baht by this September. The “Discover the New You!” campaign is backed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and more ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

10 million tourists arrive in Thailand since January

Almost 10 million foreign tourists have visited Thailand this year, generating 391 billion baht in revenue, deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Saturday.Tourist arrivals between January 1 and May 15 totalled 9.47 million, Traisulee said. Most were from East, South, and Southeast, she added.The ...

The Nation Reporter

Tourism to limit economic pain as new government awaited

Thailand has not been spared the political uncertainty that usually comes with elections, yet foreign tourists returning by the millions this year are counted on to help shield Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. The influx of visitors — totalling 6.5 million in the first quarter of 2023 ...

Thailand records 8.6 million foreign tourist arrivals in Jan-April

Thailand received 8.6 million foreign arrivals in the January-April period, with spending of 353 billion baht (US$10.45 billion), a government official said on Friday.The government expected more than 520,000 foreign tourists in the week of May 1-7, government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri said in a statement. ...

Thailand promotes sustainable tourism

To realise its climate commitments, Thailand is beginning to shift to a Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model that balances promoting economic growth and protecting the natural environment.The government has outlined an “Environment Map” to promote the smart use of natural resources and reduce the impacts of ...

New year revelry returns to Thai streets as tourism rebounds

Tens of thousands of revellers, including hordes of foreign tourists sporting floral shirts and plastic water guns, descended on the streets of Bangkok on Thursday for the biggest traditional new year gathering since the pandemic.Festivities for Songkran, a much-loved Thai festival sometimes described as the ...

TAT optimistic about reaching long-haul market target

Stronger air traffic in the summer, with a projection of more than 98,000 flights, should help each long-haul market to exceed 1 million visitors by the end of this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand sees 6m foreign tourist arrivals in Q1: govt

The government expects there to be about 6 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of the year as the vital tourism sector gathered momentum, an official said on Friday. The country is forecasting between 25 million to 30 million foreign tourists this year, with ...

TAT drives Thai tourism towards safe and sustainable travel

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the commencement of the submission process for the 14th Thailand Tourism Awards, a distinguished recognition for the travel industry’s brightest and best in Thailand.The application period runs from March 1 to April 30, 2023, with the announcement ...

Operators seek tourism law reform following scam

Tour operators are calling for tourism laws to be reformed to protect travel agents, not only customers, following an alleged Japan tour scam worth 14 million baht. Ten retail travel agents filed a complaint against one wholesale company with the Royal Thai Police’s Central Investigation Bureau ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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