Thailand reached 20th Million Visitors on 26th August 2015
Thailand is doing right in tourism as the 20 millionth visitor visited Thailand yesterday. According to Tourism of Authority of Thailand Malaysia, the press statement is as follows:
Thailand goes from 19 million to 20 million arrivals in just 10 days
Thailand’s visitor arrivals count surged by one million in only ten days with the arrival of the country’s 20th million visitor today. This indicated that the widely projected temporary downturn in arrivals following the 17 August attack in Bangkok had failed to materialise.
The 20 millionth visitor, Mr. Shoji Omori, from Japan, was given the traditional surprise welcome at Suvarnabhumi Airport today by theexecutives and representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd., the Immigration Bureau, the Airports of Thailand Public Co., Ltd., and True Corporation Public Co., Ltd.
The 19 millionth visitor was welcomed at Phuket International Airport on 16 August, 2015. As part of a “Green Season” marketing strategy that began 30 June, every millionth visitor to the country is being welcomed at Thailand’s international aviation gateways, until 30 September, 2015. The lucky visitors are being pleasantly surprised to receive two economy-class return air tickets from their international port of origin to Thailand along with a five-night accommodation voucher, a “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” certificate as well as other prizes from TAT’s project partners. The trips have a validity period of one year. The activity is designed to support the “2015 Discover Thainess” umbrella campaign, which aims to highlight the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, the flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people. Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor Date of arrival 13th million visitor 13 June 2015 14th million visitor 21 June 2015 15th million visitor 5 July 2015 16th million visitor 15 July 2015 17th million visitor 28 July 2015 18th million visitor 7 August 2015 19th million visitor 16 August 2015 20th million visitor 26 August 2015 Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) said, “Hitting the 20th million visitor mark is particularly important because it clearly indicates that arrivals have been virtually unaffected by the 17 August attack. This is a very good sign indeed.
“If this pace continues, we are likely to exceed our projection of 28.8 million visitors in 2015. As always, we extend our warm thanks to all visitors for their continued confidence in our country and our people.”
Congrats to Mr. Shoji Omori for being the 20th million visitor.
Tourism is booming in Thailand and I will be visiting the country soon at the end of the year. So far I’ve visited Thailand three times this year. I hope I can be the 30th million visitor this year!
Story and pictures are sourced from Tourism Authority of Thailand Kuala Lumpur.