Thailand on target to meet 25 million visitors in 2023: TAT

An impressive 24,081,613 foreign tourists entered Thailand between January 1 and November 25 this year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced on Tuesday, adding foreign arrivals in November alone amounted to 100,059 people.The authority is confident that total foreign arrivals this year will exceed ...

The Nation 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

TAT told to propose plan on reopening five provinces to CCSA on Sept 23

The Tourism and Sports Ministry has told the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to propose the plan on reopening five provinces to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on September 23, Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said on Saturday.Under the plan, five provinces — Bangkok, Chonburi (Pattaya, ...

The Nation Reporter

Government Expects 2 Million Foreign Tourists to Visit Phuket This Year

The government expects about two million foreign tourists to visit Phuket this year after the island reopens to vaccinated visitors from July 1.Tourism Council of Thailand vice president Vichit Prakobgosol said the holidaymakers may generate about 105 billion baht in revenue in the second half. ...

NNT Reporter

FTI supports shorter tourist quarantine

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) plans to support a proposal to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days during the Centre for Economic Situation Administration’s (CESA) meeting this week.This measure would improve business activities, said Supant Mongkolsuthree, the ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Thailand welcomes first foreign tourists in seven months

Thailand welcomed its first foreign tourists in seven months on Tuesday, bringing a tiny ray of hope to a vital industry that has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus crisis.Thirty-nine Chinese tourists flew into Suvarnabhumi Airport on the outskirts of Bangkok on a ...

What next for tourism sector?

With the deadline for the estimated 150,000 stranded foreign tourists in the kingdom to renew their visas having passed yesterday, it remains to be seen how many will continue to stay in the country either legally, having extended their right to stay, or illegally, facing ...

Hotel body demands govt reopen the country to foreigners

The Thai Hotel Association (THA) has demanded that the government reopen the country to foreigners, especially since occupancy in hotels is almost zero, with some small operators being forced to close up.Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, THA chairman, said the government should consider specific countries or cities ...

The Nation Reporter

Tourism chiefs mull ways to open safely

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says that if the country remains closed in the last quarter of the year, the number of foreign tourists will dramatically shrink to seven million for 2020.TAT deputy governor for tourism products and services Thapanee Kiatphaibool said while domestic ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand tourist arrivals may fall by 65% in 2020 due to virus outbreak

The number of foreign tourists in Thailand may plunge by almost two-thirds to 14 million this year, the lowest level in 14 years, as the coronavirus pandemic hits global travel, estimates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed on Monday.The TAT now predicts only ...

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