Thailand targets goal of accommodating 80 million tourists in 2027

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The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) wants the tourism industry to contribute 25% to the GDP by 2027, up from 17.8% in 2019, generating a minimum of 6 trillion baht and has also set a target of welcoming 80 million tourists, which the minister describes as one of the most challenging tasks for the ministry, said Phiphat.

The Tourism and Sports Minister has urged related agencies to prepare for Thailand’s target goal of accommodating 80 million tourists in 2027, instructing each unit to prevent congestion at tourist attractions to ensure safety for international tourists.

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stressed the importance of Thailand not returning to the circumstances of 2019 when tourist destinations were overcrowded due to inadequate preparations for the arrival of 40 million international visitors. With Thailand expecting 25-30 million international tourists this year, the minister stressed that related ministries must work together to meet the challenge of welcoming more tourists in the future.



The Tourism and Sports Ministry also intends to seek approval from the Cabinet to drive Thailand’s recovery through a tourism agenda tailored to the tourism industry.

The national agenda, which will be in effect until 2027, is composed of three main objectives. The first, which will take place from 2023 to 2024, is focused on preparedness and aims to address current issues related to safety, security, and environmental concerns. The second objective, which will be carried out from 2023 to 2025, seeks to enhance the quality of tourism. The third objective, which will run from 2023 to 2027, involves adopting bio-, circular, and green economic concept to improve the well-being of local residents and stakeholders involved in the tourism supply chain.



The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) wants the tourism industry to contribute 25% to the GDP by 2027, up from 17.8% in 2019, generating a minimum of 6 trillion baht. The agency has also set a target of welcoming 80 million tourists, which the minister describes as one of the most challenging tasks for the ministry. (NNT)

Phiphat stressed the importance of Thailand not returning to the circumstances of 2019 when tourist destinations were overcrowded due to inadequate preparations for the arrival of 40 million international visitors , with Thailand expecting 25-30 million international tourists this year, the minister stressed that related ministries must work together to meet the challenge of welcoming more tourists in the future.