The country had a record number of 29.9 million international arrivals in 2015, up from 24.8 million in 2014, a 20.4% annual increase. This growth was mainly driven by an uptick in Chinese tourists. The total number is forecast to grow to 47.5 million in 2020, which will further accelerate Thailand's position as one of the largest inbound tourism markets in the world.
In 2015, 7.9 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand, a 71.1% increase over 2014, and Chinese visitors now make up 35.7% of the total visitors to Thailand. The total number of Chinese inbound trips will be close to 16 million in 2020, which will be partly driven by the increased number of LCC options between both countries, while better and closer relationships between China and the host country will also be beneficial to further growth. To handle the expected influx of tourists, the government is expanding various primary and secondary airports. Thailand's six main airports are expected to handle 150 million passengers in 2030, up from 72 million now. One of the main expansions is Suvarnabhumi Airport, which will increase its annual passenger handling capacity to 120 million passengers. It also re-opened Terminal 2 at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, which is now capable of handling 30 million passengers a year.
Canadean's report-"Destination Market Insights: Thailand" provides detailed information on the Thai inbound tourism sector, analyzing market data and providing insights. This report provides a better understanding of tourism flows, expenditure, and the airline, hotel, car rental, and travel intermediaries industries.
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Detailed market analysis, information, and insights, including:
Historic and forecast tourist volumes and values covering Thailand's inbound tourism sector
Detailed analysis of tourist spending patterns for various categories in the travel and tourism sector, such as purpose of spending and top source markets
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Main Source Markets
Source Markets in Focus: China
Source Markets in Focus: Malaysia
Figure 1: International arrivals by purpose of travel
Figure 2: Domestic trips
Figure 3: Inbound tourism expenditure
Figure 4: Average spend per International tourist (in USD )
Figure 5: Inbound trips to Europe
Figure 6: Chinese arrivals in Thailand
Figure 7: Malaysian arrivals in Thailand
Figure 8: Seats Sold per Airline Type (in %)
Figure 9: Number of Seats Sold
Figure 10: Room Occupancy Rate (in %)
Table 1 Key Statistics, 2015
Table 2: European visitors in selected Asian countries (in millions)
Table 3: Inbound Trips (in 000s) by country
Table 4: Inbound Tourist Expenditure (in USD Millions) by country
Table 5: Average Spending Per Trip by Country (in USD )
Table 6: I take an interest in celebrity culture
Table 7: Top nationalities that are planning to take an international trip in 2016 (as a % of total)
Table 8: Major Hotel Companies in Thailand, 2015
Table 9: International arrivals by region (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 10: International arrivals by purpose of visit (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 11: International arrivals by country (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 12: Overnight stays (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 13: International arrivals by mode of transport (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 14 Average length per inbound trip ( number of nights spent), 2011-2020
Table 15: Total inbound tourism expenditure by category (in THB millions), 2011-2020
Table 16: Total inbound tourism expenditure by category (in USD millions), 2011-2020
Table 17: Average inbound expenditure per resident by category (in THB), 2011-2020
Table 18: Average inbound expenditure per resident by category (in USD ), 2011-2020
Table 19: Domestic arrivals by purpose of visit (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 20: Average length per domestic trip (number of nights spent), 2011-2020
Table 21: Overnight stays (in 000's), 2011-2020
Table 22: Total domestic tourism expenditure by category (in THB millions), 2011-2020
Table 23: Total domestic tourism expenditure by category (in USD millions), 2011-2020
Table 24: Average domestic expenditure per resident by category (in THB), 2011-2020
Table 25: Average domestic expenditure per resident by category (in USD ), 2011-2020
Table 26: Passenger airlines-Key performance indicators, 2011-2020
Table 27: Hotels-Key performance indicators, 2011-2020
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