Thailand tourism arrivals grew 22% this year

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bangkok-thailand-touristsDespite political instability, plans for introducing an entry fee and higher airport taxes, as well as security issues at popular holiday spots, tourism arrivals to Thailand have surged from January to October 2013, showing the strong resilience of the sector.

In detail, international tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 22.30 per cent during the period, according to data released by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports on November 11.

Statistics indicate there were 21,738,328 trips to the country during the first 10 months, up from 17,774,887 over the same period last year. In October, trips reached 2,065,518, improving 14.68 per cent from 1,801,147 during the same month in 2012.

All source markets made gains. The Middle East posted the highest growth of 29.83 per cent. The United Arab Emirates led the field supplying 11,511 tourists, increasing 69.45 per cent. Other important source markets were Israel, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

East Asia, including ASEAN, followed second place, with a growth of 16.61per cent. All identified source markets in the region posted growth. Brunei recorded a growth of 40.22 per cent. The next were Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Africa showed an increase of 15.58 per cent. Europe represented a 14.46% per cent increase. All markets gained except Austria and Ireland. The top five growth markets were Russia, East Europe, Spain, France and Italy. The Americas improved 7.54 per cent. The US posted the highest arrivals, followed by Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

South Asia recorded an increase of 5.44 per cent. India led the field ahead of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Oceania posted a 3.65 per cent growth, mainly from Australia and New Zealand.

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Despite political instability, plans for introducing an entry fee and higher airport taxes, as well as security issues at popular holiday spots, tourism arrivals to Thailand have surged from January to October 2013, showing the strong resilience of the sector.

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bangkok-thailand-touristsDespite political instability, plans for introducing an entry fee and higher airport taxes, as well as security issues at popular holiday spots, tourism arrivals to Thailand have surged from January to October 2013, showing the strong resilience of the sector.

In detail, international tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 22.30 per cent during the period, according to data released by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports on November 11.

Statistics indicate there were 21,738,328 trips to the country during the first 10 months, up from 17,774,887 over the same period last year. In October, trips reached 2,065,518, improving 14.68 per cent from 1,801,147 during the same month in 2012.

All source markets made gains. The Middle East posted the highest growth of 29.83 per cent. The United Arab Emirates led the field supplying 11,511 tourists, increasing 69.45 per cent. Other important source markets were Israel, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

East Asia, including ASEAN, followed second place, with a growth of 16.61per cent. All identified source markets in the region posted growth. Brunei recorded a growth of 40.22 per cent. The next were Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Africa showed an increase of 15.58 per cent. Europe represented a 14.46% per cent increase. All markets gained except Austria and Ireland. The top five growth markets were Russia, East Europe, Spain, France and Italy. The Americas improved 7.54 per cent. The US posted the highest arrivals, followed by Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

South Asia recorded an increase of 5.44 per cent. India led the field ahead of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Oceania posted a 3.65 per cent growth, mainly from Australia and New Zealand.

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