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TAT confirms Chiang Mai tourism continues to grow

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Chiang Mai Office disclosed that the northern province’s tourism has grown by four percent this year.

Ms. Phakkhanan Winitchai, Director of TAT, Chiang Mai Office, said statistics from January to August this year shows that Chiang Mai has welcomed approximately 10 million visitors, a four-percent growth from last year, generating over 95 million baht.

The majority of tourists was Thai while 30 percent was international visitors. Among Thai visitors, 40 percent was from the central region with a large number from Bangkok, and about the same ratio from northern Thailand.

Chinese travelers remain the largest crowd in this year’s report followed by those from the United States, Japan and United Kingdom, with an average stay of three days and spending about 4,000 baht per person per day.





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