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Aussies top tourist arrivals for Q1-3 2007



Aussies top tourist arrivals for Q1-3 2007 | Thaiger

PHUKET CITY: When all the figures are in, tourist arrivals to Phuket in 2007 are expected to exceed five million and generate as much as 70 billion baht in revenue, Phuket Tourist Association (PTA) Vice-President Bhuritt Maswongsa said yesterday morning.

At a meeting chaired by Phuket Governor Niran Kalayanamit at Phuket Provincial Hall, K. Bhuritt said that Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures for the first three quarters of 2007 showed Australia as the largest source of the 3,499,158 foreign tourists who visited Phuket during that period.

Australia, with 275,275 tourists, was followed by the UK (212,884) and Korea (164,283). Rounding out the top 10 were China, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Russia, Malaysia and the US, respectively.

Figures for the first three quarters of 2007 indicate that the annual total of tourist arrivals will for the first time surpass five million, K. Bhuritt said.

Estimated income from tourism for the same period was 56.9 billion baht, indicating that the annual haul for 2007 should exceed 70 billion baht, he added.

K. Bhuritt cited tourism promotion “roadshows” in 2006 to Australia, the UK, Japan and Russia as partly responsible for the growth in those markets.

Roadshows in 2008 will target India, China and the Middle East, which the PTA sees as important sources of tourists during the annual low season for tourism, he said.

The TAT’s tourist arrival statistics are expected to be officially released by the end of February.


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