Chinese tourists turning away from Thailand ( Mr Vichit said? ( The…
Chinese tourists turning away from Thailand
What happen with Thailand for tourism?
lose some 50,000 Chinese tourists during China's Golden Week period as a result of incidents happened over past
Who is Vichit Prakobkosol and what Vichit Prakobkosol predicted?
president of the Association of Thai Travels Agents (Atta)
predicted the country may lose tourism
revenue of 2.1 billion baht from China,
calculating from average spending of 6,000 baht per head per day or 42,000 baht for a seven-day trip
What Atta earlier warned and what it will plunge by?
that the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand will plunge by
at least 10% during Chinese National Holiday known as Golden Week
Mr Vichit said?
The tourist boat tragedy in Phuket in July, followed by a dengue fever epidemic in Thailand and an airport official attacking a Chinese tourist at Don Mueang airport last week are blights on Thailand's tourism image.
The main factor for the dip is surely the boat accident in Phuket that prompted a number of tour cancellations while airlines and charter operators have removed Thailand from their seasonal trip schedules.
Many Chinese tourists opted to visit other countries such as Japan and South Korea during the past three months as the Chinese government issued travel advi
What this is year expected?
about 7 million Chinese will travel abroad during Golden Week, up from 6 million last year, thanks to an improving economy
What China Tourism Academy reported and what the most destinations
1.3 million Chinese made overseas trips during the first half of this year, representing a 15% year-on-year increase
Chinese tourists in the first half this year were
Who is Chaiya Rapuepon and what Chaiya Rapuepon said?
president of Andaman Tourism Business Association
Hotels and travel companies in the Andaman Sea are seeing fewer guests from China.
What Chaiya Rapuepon said?
More than 9.8 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand in 2017. Many of them flocked into Thailand during Chinese New Year and Golden Week.
What Chaiya Rapuepon said?
We urge the government to improve safety and security in order to restore confidence from China. If tourists see clear preventive plans, they will return to the country in the remaining months of this year.
What The Thai Hotels Association Southern Chapter reported?
10% plunge in
occupancy for hotels in
expected fall of 20% during September-October
What happen in an effort to woo Chinese tourists?
Mr Vichit and Atta executives met on Monday with
Weerasak Kowsurat, the tourism and sports minister, calling
on the government to waive the visa fee and offer multiple-entry visas specifically for Chinese tourists for a six-month period
What Mr Vichit said?
If the government agrees to this proposal, more Chinese will visit Thailand, not only this year but also for Chinese New Year in 2019. Thailand has been a favourite destination for Chinese tourists for years thanks to the culture, attractions and food.
What an earlier forecast of the Tourism and Sports Ministry predicted arrivals from China this year would?
increase from 9.8 million in 2017
to 10.9 million and to
more than 11 million in 2019
What in 2017 China market contributed revenue?
561 billion baht