The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Wednesday, August 17th, reported that the total number of foreign tourists arriving in Thailand has reached four million since the full country reopening on January 1st.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn told the press that after the government had relaxed its measures and registrations for foreign tourists in January, it was reported that a total of 4,015,504 tourists had visited the country from January 1st to August 16th, reflecting a gradual improvement in the tourism industry.
“TAT expected that as of August 31st, the number of foreign tourists would reach 4.5 million people and about 40,000+ people would arrive in the country per day,” the governor added.
TAT has kept its target of 10 million foreign tourists by 2022, with an expected number of foreign tourists of at least 1 million per month between August and September. An average increase of 1.5 million people per month is also predicted in the fourth quarter, from October to December.
Revenue from international tourists is also expected at 625.8 billion baht throughout 2022 while the domestic market is expected to be 160 million people for the quarterly time period, generating about 656 billion baht in revenue, leading to a total target of the tourism revenue, from foreign and Thai tourists, of 1.2 trillion baht.
According to the TAT, the top five nationalities that traveled to Thailand from January 1st to August 16th are Malaysia with 526,051 people, followed by India with 395,025, Lao PDR with 218,043, Singapore with 213,523, and the United Kingdom with 193,003.