BANGKOK, 10 August 2016 (NNT) – The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has projected 20 billion baht will circulate during the upcoming Mothers Day holiday and pointed out Russian and Kazakhstani visitors are showing an uptrend.
Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul let on that Russian and Kazakhstani tourists numbers to Thailand have been rising and are expected to continue to increase due to the success of the ministry’s 12 must-see cities campaign. The ministry has also added more Kazakhstani tour guides to lesser known provinces to expand tourism income.
For this coming Mothers Day, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has organized a program to encourage people to take their mothers traveling and expects 21 billion baht to be generated by the holiday; 3 billion from domestic tourists and over 17 billion from foreign tourists. So far this year, 20 million travelers have visited the country and generated 100 billion baht in income for the nation. The numbers are up 11.79 and 15.89 percent respectively year-on-year.