Tourism revenue increases

Aow Nang Beach, Krabi. Photo: SEKSAN ROJJANAMETAKUN

Tourism revenue during the first quarter of this year has risen to 730 billion baht, up 9% from the same period last year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn.

About 67% or 490 billion baht came from 9.2 million international visitors and the remaining 240 billion baht was generated by domestic tourists, who made 32.5 million trips during the first three months.

The top three highest growths in international tourists came from South Asia (18%), followed by the Americas (15%), Europe (8%) and the Middle East (7%).

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