Thailand Tourism Growth Momentum Continues

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 2, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), with the unanimous agreement of some of the biggest players in the kingdom’s tourism industry, has expressed confidence that the growth momentum, recorded over the first nine months of the year, is set to continue into the final quarter of 2016. This means that Thailand will exceed this year’s targets for visitor numbers and looks set to generate over 2.58 trillion Baht (US$73.7 billion) from the tourism sector, up 14 per cent over 2015.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “This positive outlook is based on the strong confidence that both tourists and the world’s most respected organisations; such as, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), have in Thailand as a safe and enjoyable destination. This faith in the country is a result of TAT’s tireless efforts in constantly communicating with visitors and industry players in times of calm and crisis and sending the message that tourist safety and security is always our priority. In addition, our strong and innovative marketing activities play a huge role in telling the world that Thailand is the perfect destination for a holiday, whether you’re seeking sun, scenery, spas, sports or adventure.”

International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
1600 New Petchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi
Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2250 0246
Email: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.TATnews.org

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