TAT Thailand is confident that the country will receive 10 million foreign tourists this year
Thailand’s tourism authority, the TAT, is confident the number of foreign tourists could reach 10 million this year, boosting the country’s tourist revenue to 1.2 trillion baht.
TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said 2.12 million tourists came to Thailand in the first half of the year and another 7.5 million were expected in the second half. More than 4 million tourists have arrived in Thailand at the beginning of this month alone.
In total, the TAT expected at least 9.62 million visitors this year, though it was confident the number could reach 10 million, the governor said.
The TAT works with private companies to boost Thailand’s tourism and economy. It has launched a campaign called “The Great Collaboration for Thailand’s Tourism Ecosystem” with Central Pattana, the country’s leading retail real estate development and investment company.
Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, the director of Central Pattana, said the company’s malls in major tourist cities across the country have seen a return in “tourist traffic” of nearly 100 percent.
“We are confident that the total number of tourists this year will reach 10 million, as the TAT has forecast,” he said.
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