Thailand reports healthy tourist arrivals

Tourism one of few bright spots in Thai economy
Thailand continues to see growth in international tourist arrivals, rising 15% in January from the same month a year before as tourism expands within a sluggish domestic economy, Reuters reports.
Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy has struggled since violent street protests took the country to the brink of recession in 2014. Tourism, which makes up 10% of Thailand’s GDP, has been one of the few bright spots.
Visitor numbers climbed to 3 million in January, with tourists from China supplying more than 800,000 arrivals during the month, up by over 250,000. The second- and third-biggest source markets are Malaysia and South Korea.
For the whole of 2016, the government is forecasting 32 million arrivals, up 7.1% from last year’s figure of just under 30 million.


Check Also

Farnborough airshow day 3, a slow day for new orders.

After 2 days with more than USD 98 billion of new aircraft and services contracts, it slowed down on day 3.

Singapore Airlines, business, premium economy, product, long-haul, Stockholm, first class

Skytrax 2018 airline awards, the best airline in world is Singapore Airlines.

The Skytrax awards were presented this week at the Langham Hotel in London and one Nordic carrier did well.

Forenom opened 163 brand new residences for business travellers in Oslo.

Nordic region’s leading serviced apartment company Forenom opened 163 fully furnished and serviced residences in the heart of Oslo. The first customers entered the location in the beginning of July.

Radisson Blu opens up the biggest hotel in Vilnius.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, located on the right bank of the River Neris in Vilnius, has successfully completed a large-scale development project and is now the biggest hotel in the city.

Farnborough Airshow day 2, a record of 530 new aircraft ordered and valued to USD 51.4 billion.

Another good day for aircraft producers Boeing, Airbus and Embraer, during the first 2 days they have signed new aircraft orders for a massive USD 95.5 billion.

City Jet and Air Nostrum to merge, the consolidation in European aviation is on-going.

Irish City Jet and Spanish Air Nostrum join forces and when merged under a holding company it will emerge as the largest regional airline in Europe.