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    Where are Thailandís tourists coming from? and it's not Mars .

    Where are Thailandís tourists coming from?


    Top 10 markets for Thailand in January Ė April 2016

    Rank Country No. of Arrivals % Share %Change
    1 China 3,445,501 29.49 +27.35
    2 Malaysia 1,177,534 10.08 +8.48
    3 Korea 521,732 4.47 +14.18
    4 Japan 487,332 4.17 +3.34
    5 Lao PDR. 448,989 3.84 +25.46
    6 Russia 443,346 3.80 +15.25
    7 United Kingdom 369,671 3.16 +10.12
    8 India 351,869 3.01 +11.22
    9 Germany 345,095 2.95 +8.33
    10 USA 337,243 2.89 +14.26
    Source: Immigration Office and Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Spo



    The number of visitor arrivals in Thailand between January and April 2016 amounted to an impressive 11,682,144 which was a 14.12% increase on the same period in the previous year. Tourist revenue is also predicted to rise by around 8% in 2016 following on from an increase of 23% in 2015 compared to 2014. In monetary terms, the total amount of tourist revenue generated in 2015 was US$42 billion. It is this figure that is predicted to rise by 8% with revenue from domestic travel predicted to be around US$24 billion in 2016.

    So where are the visitors coming from? According to information provided by the Immigration Office and Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, visitors from East Asia totalled 7,630,739 (+17.26%), Europe 2,526,784 (+8.89%), the Americas 502,627 (+13.76%), South Asia 459,157 (+8.72%), Middle East 226,973 (+11.36%) and Africa 51,566 (+6.44%). The only market reporting a slowdown was Oceania: 284,298 (-2.71%).

    Of the 7.63 million arrivals coming from East Asia and ASEAN which made up 65.32% of the total market share, 3.4 million came from China with the total from ASEAN countries being 2.74 million arrivals with the majority of these coming from neighbouring Laos. Malaysia, Korea and Japan all made it into the top five for the numbers of visitors to Thailand.

    As a whole, the number of European visitors coming between January and April 2016 increased by 8.89% to 2.52 million compared with the previous year. Perhaps not surprisingly the largest source in this category was Russia who had 443,346 visitors, compared to the previous year. This was an increase of 15.25% as the country recovered from the drastic fall in the value of the Rouble. The number of visitors from the UK was up 10.12% to 369,671 followed by Germany and then France.

    There was also significant growth in the number of visitors coming from South Asia. The total in the stated months was 459,157, an increase of 8.72% on the same period in the previous year. India made up the highest percentage of visitors in this group, 76.63%. There were also increases in the number of visitors from Nepal and Sri Lanka although visitors from Pakistan and Bangladesh reduced.

    Visitors from The Americas, Middle East and Africa also increased but there was a marginal decline in the number of visitors coming from Oceania. This group declined by 2.71% to 284,298, attributed mainly to falls in the number of coming from Australian and New Zealand.





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    I flew in yesterday, and if we take out Malaysia and Laos from those figures for obvious reasons then the mix suggested above seems about right.

    I didn't note many Oceania visitors until, while transferring to my trip to Chiang Mai, I inadvertently found myself in a blind alley that contained Burger King, KFC, the Bill Bentley pub and an all pervading whiff of urine.

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    Looking at Haad Yai/ Hat Yai the mainly Male muslim Maaly tourist seem mainly keen to enter the first few inches of Thailand.

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    Snake, could you give me a link to that info, please. I'm tasked with developing an "English for Tourism" class and would like to give them the latest numbers...

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    ^ It looks like Pattaya One are regurgitating news from 9 June 2016.

    Thailand Tourism Situation in January - April 2016

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    The long-changing shift....

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    ...that leads two poor blarts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    Snake, could you give me a link to that info, please. I'm tasked with developing an "English for Tourism" class and would like to give them the latest numbers...
    Thanks to the greed of Bangkok Airlines monopoly, the Island of Koh Samui will always be first to hit the buffers.
    A few Chinese and Koreans using the Surat Donsak shuttle and the ferry but many businesses here are suffering.
    Most are pinning their hopes on a christmas new year high season boost.

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