Number of domestic Thai travellers this year reaches 200 million

Phuket

Thailand –

The number of Thai travellers this year has reached 200 million since last month, said a Thai government spokesman.

Government spokesman Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri told the press about the results on Friday (November 25th).

“There are in total 200 million Thai travellers since the beginning of this year until at the end of last month. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) had only expected the number at 160 million this year.”

“Income from Thai travellers is 800 billion baht which is also higher than the TAT had expected at 656 billion baht this year. More Thai people have travelled in the country especially for family trips and seminars,” Mr. Anucha explained.

“The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is happy that Thai people like to travel in the country. This is good to boost tourism after Covid -19 as the government has always supported domestic travel,” Mr. Anucha added.

TPN notes that Anucha did not release the criteria used to consider a Thai traveler as a “domestic tourist”.

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

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.