825,000 tourists expected to flood Thailand over Chinese New Year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects 825,000 foreign tourists to visit the country during Chinese New Year festivities, generating more than THB19 billion for the country.

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TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said 2017’s Chinese New Year celebrations will mark Thailand and China’s 42nd anniversary of diplomatic relations as well as the 42nd anniversary of cultural cooperation between the TAT and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Yuthasak said high-ranking officials from China will be taking part in Chinese New Year activities in Thailand. Thailand is among the five countries Chinese officials will be visiting during the Spring Festival this year. Outside of China, Thailand is believed to be the biggest host of the occasion, reported Thai News Bureau.

Between January 27th and February 2nd which is when the festival will be celebrated, the TAT governor said Thailand will be visited by at least 825,000 travelers and holiday goers from overseas, especially Chinese-speaking countries, adding that Thailand is likely to take in THB19.1 billion in tourism revenue during the period, which would be an increase of 10 percent compared to last year’s figure.

 

By Coconuts Bangkok January 23, 2017 / 13:07 ICT

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