July 16, 2024


Built General Tough

Thailand is focusing on the development of the domestic tourist market;

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is targeting 1.188 billion baht ($ 38.8 billion) in revenue for the tourism sector in 2021, with a strategy focused primarily on domestic tourism.

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Tourists at Phuket International Airport in Thailand.

Photo: AFP / VNA / CVN

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes to welcome 6.5 million foreign tourists in 2021, generating a turnover of around 347 billion baht, while 160 million domestic tourists could bring in 870.4 billion baht.

TAT will launch campaigns in April to attract foreign tourists. TAT chief executive Yuthasak Supasorn expects at least 15,000 foreigners to come to Thailand in the third quarter.

The Thai cabinet recently approved a plan to add eight special holidays in February, April, July and October of 2021 to boost domestic tourism. Thus, the Thais have this year 24 days of leave.

Thailand received 39.9 million tourists in 2019 and only 6.7 million in 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

As of March 7, this country has recorded 26,370 SARS-CoV-2 positive cases, including 85 deaths.