Published On: Tue, Aug 8th, 2017

Increasing number of Indian tourists to Thailand

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Bangalore, 8th August 2017: Thailand tourism is expecting 14 per cent increase in the revenue from Indian market this year, said Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and the South Pacific) here today.

Speaking in the press meet in the backdrop of roadshow conducted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Bangalore, she said Bangalore contributes to a significant 10 per cent of Thailand’s arrivals out of India. “We are keen to see its contribution grow. Recently we have witnessed that Bangalorians are open to exploring new experiences like diving, golfing and food tasting and to fulfill the needs of such these experiences, TAT introduces new and unexplored regions of Thailand year on year”, she added.

Ms. Soraya Homchuen (left)- Director and Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak- TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing( Asia and South Pacific)

“We are receiving a rising number of footfalls from Bangalore because this is a ripe, upwardly-mobile market for Thailand. We have noticed that many people are returning year-after-year, meaning that they are really in love with the destination. We want travel agents to look regions beyond Bangkok and Pattaya and to be able to sell new products and experiences.  Apart from MICE group, recently we have also seen the family  segment picking up from Bangalore along with women travelers; and to encourage these segments to travel, TAT has introduced attractive offers and has created special mobile applications like ‘FamilyFun’ and ‘Women’s Journey’” informed Ms Soraya Homchuen, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai.

The roadshow event has witnessed around 120 key members of Bangalore’s travel trade in a bid to bridge connections between local travel agents and destination management companies, hotels and attractions operators in Thailand. A delegation of 30 companies from Thailand took part.

On a global scale, India is ranked 6th in terms of tourist arrivals in Thailand and South India contributes around 30% from the overall footfalls from India. As per the recent numbers released by Department of Tourism, in 2017, Thailand welcomed around 8 lakh Indian tourists uptill July 2017 which has risen by 16% percent compared to 2016.  The focus destinations for 2017-18 will be mainly on Hua Hin, Cha-AM, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Trat, Phuket, Pattaya and Bangkok. For 2018 the focus will be on local Thai cuisine and international gastronomy.

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