TAT's Thailand Tourism Festival 2019
Date : 13 มกราคม 2562
BANGKOK, 13th January 2019 (NNT) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand is organizing the “Thailand Tourism Festival 2019” to promote environmentally friendly travel and present inspirational and attractive tourism products and services, to stimulate travel bookings to both major and emerging destinations.
The event will take place at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 23 to 27 January. It aims to inspire Thais, expatriates, and visiting tourists alike to travel around Thailand in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
According to Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Yuthasak Supasorn, there will be five zones and each zone of the tourism village comes with its own theme or stage for activities and performances.
It is expected that at least 600,000 people will come to the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019, which is likely to generate 400 million baht, an increase on the 390 million baht in circulation at Thailand Tourism Festival 2018.
Thailand welcomed 38.1 million international tourists in 2018, compared to 35.38 million in 2017. Tourism earnings from international visitors in 2018 was 1.99 trillion baht. When combined with tourism earnings from local tourists, Thailand’s total tourism income amounted to 3.05 trillion baht, an increase of 5 percent over that of 2017.
As for 2019, the TAT has set a target for Thailand’s tourism income of between 3.3 and 3.4 trillion baht, which accounts for 20 percent of the GDP.
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