7.2 million foreign tourists, led by India, expected to travel to Thailand by year end after ‘Thailand Pass’ cancellation, Kasikorn Research Center estimates

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The Kasikorn Research Center estimates that the number of foreign tourists traveling to Thailand throughout the year 2022 would reach 7.2 million people after Thailand scrapped the “Thailand Pass” registration on July 1st.

According to the research center, tourists from East Asian countries will be the majority in the tourist market in Thailand through the rest of this year. By the end of 2022, tourists from India are expected to be number one in Thailand’s tourist market.

Regarding European tourists, the ongoing situation between Russia and Ukraine that has not yet been resolved finding a mutual solution would result in the recovery of the market from Russian and Eastern European tourists during the rest of the year, the Center stated. Otherwise, the situation would continue to affect tourism.

However, the Kasikorn Research Center stressed that the environmental factors of tourism in Thailand are questionable. Tourism business operators also have to plan new business strategies to reach new demands of foreign tourists after the post-Covid-19 period, such as managing tourist packages for a long-term stay to attract European tourists with high purchasing power.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.