More than 8 million Chinese expected in Thailand in 2016

140415-chinese-tourists-1412_c872b1139b2b624bc2b6bfe8cb9a4978.nbcnews-ux-600-480Chinese tourists paid 7,934,700 person-trips visits to Thailand in 2015 with an annual increase of 91.62% which has set a new record according to Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Thailand is rich and diverse in culture and tourism resources and has been one of the most favorite outbound destinations of Chinese tourists. China was the largest travel origin of Thailand and over 4.6 million Chinese tourists traveled to Thailand in 2014.

The top three tourist origin countries of Thailand were China, Malaysia, and Japan with about 8 million, 3 million people, and 1.4 million person-trips in 2015. Foreign tourists visiting Thailand are expected to reach 1 million people during the Chinese Spring Festival in early Feb 2016 and nearly half of them come from China, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries.

Foreign tourist visiting Thailand in 2015 reached 29.88 million person-trips in 2015 and the number is expected to reach 32 million people with an annual increase of 7% according to Ministry of Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Thai Airways will launch flights from Kunming to Chiang Mai and the flight will serve 36,000 airline seats per month in 2016 according to Tourism Authority of Thailand. Chinese tourists visiting Thailand are expected to reach 8.2 million person-trips in 2016.

Source: China internet watch

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