Sluggish spending delays tourism recovery

Despite 20 million foreign arrivals in the first nine months of the year, the tourism index has still plunged below the regular rate as operators witnessed sluggish spending due to global economic concerns and a high level of household debt, according to the Tourism Council ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

China's economic woes threaten struggling Thai exports: Arkhom

China’s economic downturn is likely to impact already struggling Thai exports and the anticipated influx of foreign visitors this year, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Tuesday.China’s economy is expanding more slowly than many agencies had predicted, Arkhom noted. He added that despite the Fiscal ...

The Nation Reporter

Bank of Thailand raises growth forecasts following tourism boom

The Thai economy is likely to expand 3.6% this year and 3.8% next year due to stronger-than-expected growth in the tourist industry, according to the Bank of Thailand (BOT).It said the number of foreign tourists could hit 29 million this year and 35.5 million next ...

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

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. ...

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’s tourism recovery puts 4 marine species back on extinction watchlist

Covid-19 devastated Thailand’s tourism industry, but the deserted beaches were a lifeline for four species of marine mammals threatened with extinction in Thai waters.Bryde’s whales, dugongs and two dolphin species had been disappearing from Thai seas before Covid travel bans gave breathing space for their ...

The Nation 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 ...

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