Inbound tourists up 20.4% in first 7 months
The number of inbound tourists during January and July rose 20.4 per cent year on year to 14.97 million, while outbound tourists were up 7.10 per cent to 4.71 million, according to the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
The data will be reported to the Cabinet at tomorrowā€™s meeting.
The top 10 tourist sources were China, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, Britain, Laos, Australia and Germany.
In July alone, Thailand welcomed 2.2 million tourists, up by 22.47 per cent from the same period last year.
Among top outbound destinations are countries in East Asia. The ministry said that the number tends to rise significantly.