Visa-Free Policy Expected to Triple Chinese Arrivals in Thailand


Five Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) overseas offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, and Guangzhou have collected tourism data as a result of the visa-exemption measure between Thailand and China, which came into effect on 1 March 2024.

According to the data, the People’s Daily Online, a major Chinese news agency, and the website expect that by the end of 2024, Thai tourists to China could double, and Chinese tourists to Thailand could triple. The forecast is compared to the year 2019, prior to Covid-19.

In addition, Ctrip, a Chinese travel agency, elaborated that, since 1 March, the number of Chinese tourists purchasing trips to Thailand has increased by 30%, while the number of Thais traveling to China has risen by over three times.

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.