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Thailand welcomed 3.5mn foreigners in Jan

BANGKOK: A total of 3.5 million foreign tourists visited Thailand in January 2018, generating more than B180 billion in tourism revenue, reports the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS).

By National News Bureau of Thailand

Saturday 24 February 2018, 12:05PM

Ministry of Tourism and Sports Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra. Photo: NNT

Ministry of Tourism and Sports Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra. Photo: NNT

MoTS Permanent Secretary Pongpanu Svetarundra yesterday (Feb 23) revealed that of the 3.54mn foreign visitors, 2.14mn came from East Asia, more than 900,000 from European nations, and 811,000 from the United States, South Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa.

Compared with the same period last year, the number of overseas visitors to Thailand grew 10.87%. The number of visitors from South Asia alone increased by 20.65%.

In terms of revenue, Mr Pongpanu said Thailand had gained more than B188.89bn from the influx of visitors, an increase of 11.59% year-on-year.

As for domestic tourism, he said Thai travellers throughout 2017 generated up to B956.75bn in cashflow, accounting for an 8.38% rise on the previous year.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Overall, Thailand earned B2.78 trillion from tourism in 2017, representing a year-on-year expansion of 10.51%.


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DeKaaskopp | 24 February 2018 - 17:08:24

"As I already said.."Didn't you say everything already a hundred times? And what does a donation has to do with this article?

Foot | 24 February 2018 - 14:38:48

Imagine how much more Thailand, especially Phuket, would have made if they welcomed and provided the attractions western tourists want, as Thailand did before 2014!

Kurt | 24 February 2018 - 12:55:41

As I already said in the article about the thai government appeal fo foreigners to donate for the thai homeless and begging people, Thailand is a rich country, earns so much from tourist industry, B2.78 trillion in 2017, that they can take better care of the thai homeless and beggers.

Actually, just a donation of all the rich Junta ministers will solve the whole problem already.

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