Thailand Expects Over One Million Korean Tourists in Q3


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects that the number of Korean tourists visiting Thailand will surpass one million in the third quarter of this year.

TAT Deputy Governor for Asia and the South Pacific Tanes Petsuwan disclosed that Thailand has welcomed between 4,000 and 5,000 Korean tourists every day over the last two months, putting South Korea among the top five countries in terms of visitor arrivals. As of June 18, the number of Korean arrivals in Thailand reached 712,492, with TAT expecting the number to reach one million during the third quarter of 2023.
According to TAT, Thailand is popular with Korean tourists for its urban sightseeing, retreats, and golf courses. The number of arrivals has been increasing as the 85% of flights between both countries resumed after the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the possibility that South Korea’s economy might contract this year, the deputy governor expressed optimism that Thailand can attract Korean tourists with its attractive tourism destinations with reasonable products and services.

Meanwhile, the Korea Tourism Organization recently invited the Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) to explore new tourism destinations and learn about the country’s innovative smart tourism products. The Association also discusses additional measures with South Korean authorities to attract more Thai tourists to visit South Korea.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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.