According to a recent report, Thailand ranks high among the countries in the Asia Pacific region to be able record good numbers in terms of having the most number of international arrivals that the kingdom is receiving on a yearly basis. In fact, the Kingdom of Thailand is one of the top nations in Asia in terms of total expenses spent by tourists during their respective vacation in Thailand. In fact, for the whole of 2017, tourism officials in Thailand are already expecting 35.1 million international tourists arriving to Thailand which is also expected to generate and contribute 1.82 trillion Baht’s worth of revenues to the continuously improving and stabilizing Thai domestic economy. No wonder why the tourism service providers in Thailand, specifically in the busy city of Bangkok, are busy nowadays, promoting discount accommodation in Bangkok and in other tourist destinations in the kingdom to make sure that arriving vacationists will say “Thailand is worth the money”.
During the first 5 months of the year 2017, Thailand, according to the data collected by tourism officials, have received a total 14.3 million international tourists. The said number was a 2.7% increase from what the country had recorded during the same period back in 2016. One of the contributing factor for the surge of tourist arrivals in Thailand is the fact that Thailand now has a better tourism image plus the addition of new connecting flights with countries such as Russia, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. Having these additional flights will mean more and more tourists from the mentioned nations will be able to visit Thailand, avail a discount accommodation in Bangkok and, experience Thailand tourism at its best. Majority of the tourists who arrived during the first 5 months of 2017 are Chinese who made up 26.7% of the said total with 3.8 million Chinese tourists. Tourism officials have been aggressively engaged in promoting various international travel fairs and have been wanting visitors to visit not just the country’s capital city but also the secondary cities as well. Bangkok hotels will indeed have a very busy 2017 ahead of them which is good for the tourism industry and eventually, for the economy.