Tourism Authority of Thailand tells India ‘a million thanks’

A Million Thanks event, photo via The Pattaya News.

Thailand’s tourism officials are expressing their gratitude to India for the high number of Indian tourists in Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently hosted an event in New Delhi, India, titled “A Million Thanks: Amazing Thailand Night Reception,” to express gratitude to the Indian travel industry for promoting Thailand as a top tourist destination. The event took place ahead of SATTE 2023, where TAT is participating with a strong Thai delegation for the 14th time from February 9 to 11. TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said…

“India is and has always been a significant and primary tourism market for Thailand. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our industry partners in India for helping to strengthen the positive image of Thailand as a popular destination for Indian travellers.”

In 2022, over 11 million foreign visitors came to Thailand, with almost one million being from India. This made India the second largest source of tourists for Thailand, after Malaysia, and the largest group of air travellers. It is estimated that in 2023, approximately 1.4 million Indian tourists will visit Thailand.

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On average, Indian tourists spent 7.23 nights in Thailand, with an average trip expenditure of 35,240 Baht per person. They are eligible for a Visa on Arrival and can enjoy an extended period of stay in Thailand of 30 days (up from 15 days), until March 31, 2023.

The reception provided Indian travel industry professionals and media members with updates on Thailand’s tourism products and experiences. The “Amazing Thailand Destination Presentation” was presented by TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing –Asia and South Pacific, Tanes Petsuwan.

SATTE is the latest in several events that TAT has participated in India.

In November last year, TAT also held the ‘Amazing Thailand Fest 2022’ in New Delhi. The festival displayed the five Fs in Thailand’s soft-power scheme: food, film, festival, fight, and fashion.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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