Thai tourism receipts jump 31%

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Despite calamitous floods, the Thailand tourism market has managed to remain attractive to a diverse range of tourists.

Russia is now the number one source of arrivals from Europe, the most lucrative market for Thailand, experiencing a 63 per cent increase in 2011.

Chinese tourists are flocking to Thailand in growing numbers as well, said the Tourism Authority of Thailand in early July, experiencing a 31 per cent rise in arrivals the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Buoying this growth is an overall uptick in tourist receipts. In 2011, Thailand cashed in 31 per cent more receipts from travellers than in 2010, according to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Last year, Thailand welcomed a surprising 19.23 million international visitors, a 20.67 per cent increase from 2010.

Europeans made up the majority of the market, accounting for a 38.23-per cent share and spending $9.733 billion in 2011, followed by tourists from East Asia with a 37.35-per cent share and $9.505 billion, then the Americas (7.10 per cent share or $ 1.807 billion), Oceania (7.30 per cent share or $ 1.858 billion), South Asia (4.85 per cent share or $1.235 billion), the Middle East (4.29 per cent share or $ 1.093 billion) and Africa (0.88 per cent share) $ 224 million, as reported in Thailand Business News.

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Despite calamitous floods, the Thailand tourism market has managed to remain attractive to a diverse range of tourists.

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Despite calamitous floods, the Thailand tourism market has managed to remain attractive to a diverse range of tourists.

Russia is now the number one source of arrivals from Europe, the most lucrative market for Thailand, experiencing a 63 per cent increase in 2011.

Chinese tourists are flocking to Thailand in growing numbers as well, said the Tourism Authority of Thailand in early July, experiencing a 31 per cent rise in arrivals the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Buoying this growth is an overall uptick in tourist receipts. In 2011, Thailand cashed in 31 per cent more receipts from travellers than in 2010, according to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Last year, Thailand welcomed a surprising 19.23 million international visitors, a 20.67 per cent increase from 2010.

Europeans made up the majority of the market, accounting for a 38.23-per cent share and spending $9.733 billion in 2011, followed by tourists from East Asia with a 37.35-per cent share and $9.505 billion, then the Americas (7.10 per cent share or $ 1.807 billion), Oceania (7.30 per cent share or $ 1.858 billion), South Asia (4.85 per cent share or $1.235 billion), the Middle East (4.29 per cent share or $ 1.093 billion) and Africa (0.88 per cent share) $ 224 million, as reported in Thailand Business News.

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