Thailand welcomes more than 7 million foreign tourists

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10:30:02 - November 01, 2022

Thailand welcomed more than 7 million tourists from January 1 to October 26, 2022, with a target of 7 to 10 million visitors in 2022.

The total number of visitors from January 1 to October 26, 2022 was 7,349,843 arrivals. The top five source markets were Malaysia with 1,246,242 arrivals, India with 661,751 arrivals, Lao PDR with 538,789 arrivals, Cambodia with 373,811 arrivals, and Singapore with 365,593 arrivals. Compiled by the TAT Intelligence Center based on data from the Immigration Department, these figures do not include migrants, UN officials, or stateless persons.

The top five entry points to Thailand are Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (3,891,196 arrivals), Phuket International Airport (958,027 arrivals), Don Mueang International Airport (564,008 arrivals), Sadao Border Checkpoint ( 451,578 arrivals) and Nong Khai Border Control Station (225,859 arrivals).

After fully opening up to international tourism, Thailand no longer requires travelers to present proof of vaccinations or ATK test results, and longer stays are being offered. Effective from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, the length of stay is extended to 45 days (from 30 days) for travelers from countries/ territories entitled for visa exemption, and 30 days (from 15 days) for visa-on-arrival (VOA) eligible people.

Major international and regional airlines are resuming flights to Thailand from countries around the world. In the winter schedule of 2022-2023, Thai Airways International is operating flights to Europe, Australia, and Asia routes with increased frequency on selected routes.

Various international events and local festivals continue to be held across Thailand, including the popular annual Loi Krathong festival in locations across the country in early November. The Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB 2022) also takes place until the end of February 23, 2023 at various locations across Bangkok with works by 73 local and international artists.

In addition, as the host country of APEC 2022, several APEC meetings are taking place in Thailand, most recently the APEC Finance Ministers Meeting (FMM) from October 19-21, 2022. Next, the APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit (AELW) will take place from November 14 to 19, 2022.

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said: “Going forward, TAT is actively working to ensure Thailand remains a top priority destination for tourists from all over the world, such as with the Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023: Amazing New Chapters campaign”.

Thailand is moving towards more sustainable, responsible tourism, in line with the Thai government’s Bio Green Economy Model, or BCG. The country will continue to be promoted with new travel experiences.

Thailand welcomes more than 7 million foreign tourists

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