Thailand expects visits by over 10 million Chinese tourists this year


Chinese tourists visiting Thailand this year are expected to rise over 10 millions.

This was expressed by Ms Srisuda Wannapinyosak, deputy governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for marketing yesterday.

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She said tourist arrivals from China to Thailand has considerably risen during this year’s first quarter and could probably exceed 10 millions by the end of this year.

She said 7.9 million Chinese tourists arrived last year.

According to The NNT, of that 10 million tourists, about three million Chinese tourists were reported to come as tour groups.

The rest would travel on their own and be considered quality tourists who might spend an average of 5,000 baht per person per day or some 50,000 baht per person per trip.

The TAT is confident that its marketing plans have been carried out effectively and has granted special awards for Thailand’s popular tourist attractions and activities among Chinese tourists, including the ”2016 People’s Choice Awards Voted by Chinese Tourists.”

The TAT will encourage prospective visitors from China to rate their favorite tourist attractions and activities in Thailand and get the chances to win trips to this country, she added.