TAT predicts 5.5 billion baht revenue from 370,000 tourist arrivals during New Year’s festival

The Thai Tourism Authority has forecast that 370,000 foreign tourists will visit Thailand during the New Year’s festival between December 31-January 3, generating revenue estimated at 5.5 billion baht. TAT governor Yutthasak Supasorn said that the forecast of tourist arrivals and their estimated spendings are based on bookings of 65 chartered flights with over 16,300 […]

Cabinet approves increase in flights from Russia

The cabinet has approved an increase in the number of flights into Thailand by Russian airlines, to boost future tourism. Russian airlines from any port of origin can increase services into Bangkok from 70 to 105 a week, and flights into Phuket can be doubled to 56 a week There is also a reciprocal increase […]

New wave of high-spending Russian tourists roll to Phuket

A resurgence in the number of Russian tourists coming to Phuket has piqued hopes for a Russian revival pumping much-needed life-blood back into the country’s critical tourism industry. Fueling interest in the revitalized tourist market are more than six consecutive months of over 20 percent growth in the number of arrivals from Russia, and the […]

Russia, China drive tourist arrivals up 12% in January-July

BANGKOK: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international tourist arrivals to Thailand reached more than 19.5 million during January to July, this year, showing an improvement of 11.87 per cent. Foreign arrivals for the first seven months of 2016 show two-digit improvement, thanks to Russians and Chinese. Released earlier this week, the ministry’s data […]

Ministry of Tourism sees more visitors from Russia, Kasakhstan; optimistic for Mothers Day spending

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 […]