Your question: Who are the main tourists in Thailand?

Where do most of Thailand’s tourists come from?

In 2015, 6.7 million persons arrived from ASEAN countries and the number is expected to grow to 8.3 million in 2016, generating 245 billion baht. The largest numbers of Western tourists came from Russia (6.5%), the UK (3.7%), Australia (3.4%) and the US (3.1%). Around 60% of Thailand’s tourists are return visitors.

How many tourists visit Thailand annually?

Number of international tourist arrivals in Thailand from 2015 to 2020 (in millions)

Characteristic Number of internation tourist arrivals in millions
2019 39.8
2018 38.18
2017 35.59
2016 32.5

What should I avoid in Thailand?

1. Places for backpackers to stay

  • Avoid: Khao San Road. …
  • Instead: Sukhumvit and Siam Square are popular and convenient alternatives. …
  • Avoid: Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. …
  • Instead: Insist on using the meter – it’s illegal for taxi drivers to refuse. …
  • Avoid: Ping Pong Shows.

Why is Thailand so cheap?

Thailand is very cheap because the day-to-day expenses tend to be lower than in other countries. For example, booking a hotel room, going to a restaurant, or taking a taxi is cheaper. To be precise, it costs $70 dollars per day to live a tourist life in Thailand.

Is tourism a big industry in Thailand?

The tourism industry is one of Thailand’s main economic sectors, accounting for 6-7% of its GDP. Revenue reached THB 2.5 trillion (USD 71 billion) in 2016, with THB 1.6 trillion coming from interna- tional markets and THB 870 billion from the domestic market.

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