The Thai tourism industry recorded total international
arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up
7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism
revenue, up by 9.98% over the same period of 2017. China
headed the list with more than nine million arrivals.
Arrivals from South Asia grew by a strong 10.75% to 1.60 million.
India topped the list with arrivals up by 11.23% to 1.28 million. In
2018, TAT has set a target of 36 million arrivals and 1.97 trillion Baht in
expenditure, up 3.85% and 8%, respectively over 2017
Summary of the key results in Jan-Oct 2018:
Overview: All regions grew well except the Middle East and Oceania.
Visitors from East Asia totalled 21.58 million (+9.71%), Europe 5.24
million (+4.24%), the Americas 1.25 million (+3.01%), South Asia 1.60
million (+10.75%), Oceania 766,119 (-1.74%), Middle East 635,311
(-6.29%), and Africa 158,630 (+8.41%).
of all visitors. A total of 21.58 million or 69% were from East
Asian countries. Apart from China, the other top sources of arrivals
were Malaysia (3.17 million), South Korea (1.46 million) and Lao PDR.
The ASEAN countries in total are generating over 8.24 million
arrivals, with the growth by Malaysia (+12.73%), Philippines (+12.33%),
Indonesia (+10.94%), Vietnam (+9.46%), Lao PDR. (+4.92%), Cambodia
(+4.36%), Singapore (+2.99%), Myanmar (+0.56%), but Brunei (-
Europe: European visitors were up 4.24% to 5.24 million. Russia
retained its status as the largest source market from Europe with
arrivals of 1.1 million, up 11.75%. The United Kingdom is the second
highest source market with a total of 788,333, followed by Germany
695,077, up 3.96%.
South Asia: Arrivals from South Asia grew by a strong 10.75% to 1.60
million. India topped the list with arrivals up by 11.23% to 1.28 million.
Other countries also showed good growth; such as, Nepal (+25%),
Bangladesh (+8.70%), Pakistan (+3.64%), Sri Lanka (+3.39%).
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