Thailand Has Welcomed 12 Million Tourists in the Past Four Months, with Chinese and Malaysian Visitors Dominating the Numbers

Thailand Has Welcomed 12 Million Tourists in the Past Four Months, with Chinese and Malaysian Visitors Dominating the Numbers

Thailand’s tourism industry has experienced a remarkable resurgence, welcoming over 12 million foreign tourists in the first four months of 2024. This surge reflects the country’s enduring appeal as a sought-after travel destination. During the period from January 1 to April 30, a total of 12,127,447 foreign tourists entered Thailand, marking an impressive 142.87% increase compared to the same period last year.

Among the top nationalities visiting Thailand, Chinese visitors led the way with 2,351,909 arrivals, followed by Malaysians at 1,569,856, and Russians at 767,210. South Koreans, Indians, Laotians, Germans, UK tourists, Taiwanese, and US citizens also contributed significantly to the influx of visitors.

Looking ahead to the second quarter (from April to June), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) projects that approximately 8.27 million foreign tourists will explore the country. This anticipated surge represents a substantial 29% increase compared to the same period last year. These visitors are expected to generate a significant revenue of approximately 367.9 billion baht, reflecting a 25% rise from the previous year.

Thailand’s tourism sector continues to thrive, and the TAT’s strategic efforts aim to balance economic benefits with sustainable management to prevent negative effects of overtourism. Whether it’s the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, or warm hospitality, Thailand remains a captivating destination for travelers worldwide.

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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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