Thai tourism figures unaffected by military coup

Tourism is “back in full swing”, tourism body announces

The military coup in Thailand in May has not had an immediate impact on tourism figures, new statistics appear to show. The latest stats by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) show a healthy continued rise in tourists arriving from, for example, the UK. Tourism is “back in full swing”, TAT announced.

Thailand saw a 14.1% year-on-year increase in UK visitors to the country in May (to 66,251). The increase helped drive a 7% increase between January and May.

TAT said last week that all tourism-related businesses and services in destinations throughout the kingdom had resumed normal operations, especially following the lifting of the nationwide curfew on June 13. It said that the lifting of the curfew demonstrated the commitment of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), currently overseeing Thailand’s administration, to assure tourists that “it’s business as usual in Thailand”.

“Thailand is always ready to welcome tourists to come here to enjoy their days in the sun and taking in the sights of the temples, mountains and beaches, as well as treating themselves to the many fine-dining, nightlife, spa treatment and shopping for which the country is famous,” TAT said.

“All tourism-related businesses and services as well as all airports throughout Thailand, including at key destinations including Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ko Samui, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Phang-nga are operating as per normal.”

TTG Digital

[pictured: Wat Saphan Hin; photo courtesy Tourism Authority of Thailand]

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