Chinese Arrivals in Thailand to Reach One Million Per Month in October


Thailand is preparing to welcome at least one million Chinese tourists per month this October which will be the same number before the Covid-19 pandemic, said TAT.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reports that the arrival number of Chinese tourists has increased from 91,898 in January to 285,000 in April of this year.

The director of the East Asia TAT Mr. Chuwit Sirivejkul told TPN Media “The number of Chinese tourists arriving in Thailand this year will reach five million people. More than six million flight tickets from China to Thailand have been booked and sold from April to October. Meanwhile there will be up to 430 fights from China per month starting from June this year which will be an increase of more than 100 flights per month.”

More Chinese tour groups are expected to visit Thailand for upcoming long holidays over labor day weekend, which falls on this upcoming weekend with actual labor day on May First.

“In the past labor day weekend, the number of Chinese tourists were up to 20,000 per day and there will be up to 10,000 per day this month. The number has been increased per day from 2,500 in the past February,” Mr. Chuwit added.

“From January to April this year the number of foreign arrivals overall was 8,596,452. Of those 843,920 were from China. The increasing number of foreign arrivals is a good sign for Thailand’s tourism industry. Four years ago before the Covid-19 pandemic there were 40 million foreign arrivals in which one fourth of the number were Chinese,” Mr. Chuwit explained.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.