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Thailand records 7,5 percent Tourism Growth

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced the tourism figures for January-November of this year. Thailand received 34,431,489 international visitors, up by 7,53 percent over the same period of 2017, generating an estimated 1,8 billion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9,79 percent.

The highlight of the results was the fact that seven countries (China, Malaysia, South Korea, Lao PDR., Japan, India, and Russia) have already generated more than one million visitor arrivals, and three more countries (US, Vietnam and Singapore) were set to follow suit when the full year results were tabulated.

Top 10 markets for Thailand in January to November of this year were, China, Malaysia, Korea, Loas, Japan, India, Russia, the US, Vietnam and Singapore.

All regions grew well except the Middle East and Oceania. Visitors from East Asia totalled 23,62 million (+9,21 percent), Europe 5,.91 million (+ four percent) the Americas 1,41 million (+3.7 percent), South Asia 1, 77 million (+11.32 percent), Oceania 838,713 (-1.40 percent), the Middle East 683,420 (-6.24 percent), and Africa 174,565 (+9.63 percent).