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Number of Chinese tourist to jump during Chinese New Year

The Thai-Chinese Tourism Alliance Association (TCTA) has speculated that the number of Chinese tourists arriving in Thailand will jump during the Chinese New Year, generating at least eight billion baht in revenue for the tourism industry.

Chinese new Year 3The TCTA has predicted that an average of 15,000-20,000 Chinese tourists would come to the country daily to spend their holidays during the 10-day Chinese New Year, which starts on February 17 until 26. The number represents a 30-percent growth compared to that of the same period last year.

The TCTA said those tourists’ spending would lead to between 8-10 billion baht in circulation. The Association also estimated that Thai airports would witness more than 250 charter flights from China during the Chinese New Year festival. Up to 600,000 tourists would be visiting the Kingdom in February alone.

As for the entire year, the number of Chinese holiday makers is expected to reach six million, generating revenue of 200 billion baht or a 25-percent increase from last year’s.

NNT

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