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Thailand’s Tourism Surpassed 2022 Numbers with 11.4 Million Visitors

Published: June 14, 2023 at 7:46 pm

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Thailand’s tourism industry is bouncing back, attracting 11.4 million visitors from January to June 11, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The number of tourists, beating last year’s number of 11.15 million visitors, highlights a significant comeback in the tourism industry that was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ministry’s report also highlights an impressive tourist expenditure of 472 billion baht (around US$13.67 billion) during this period. The figure shows tourism’s critical role in fueling Thailand’s economy, contributing significantly to its GDP, creating jobs, and boosting local businesses.

Thailand’s strategy to overcome the effects of the pandemic included opening borders, easing travel restrictions, and promoting domestic tourism. As a result, the country is witnessing a remarkable upturn in tourism, a critical economic driver, despite the challenging circumstances.

The turnaround in Thailand’s tourism numbers comes against the backdrop of effective vaccine rollouts in many countries and softening travel curbs. The industry is bright, as more international events, like the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November, are set to reel in more tourists and boost the economy.

Thailand’s successful rebound offers hope for other countries whose tourism sectors were dented by the pandemic. As the world situation improves, we expect a tourism comeback that could boost the economy and bring new energy to local communities.

The most recent numbers from Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports show a hopeful outlook for the country’s tourism industry, which is struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. With more international tourists coming and spending money, the tourism sector is gradually getting back on its feet, ready to boost Thailand’s broader economy by creating jobs and helping local businesses.

SOURCE: Thaiger

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