Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019
European tourist arrivals in Thailand are anticipated to go down by 1.5% for the first eight months of this year compared to last year, to around 6.66 million. This decline in the traditionally strong European tourist numbers is not as bad as has been reported, and has been partially made up with improvements from other regional demographics.
It has been projected that spending will be down 1% year-on-year, and that tourists are amending their holiday budgets due the strong baht compared to their home currencies.
The number of European tourist arrivals is expected to be the same for the last four months of 2019, as compared to the same period last year.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports reported that 4.44 million European tourists visited Thailand from January-August this year, marking a 1.9% fall. The decline is mainly from Russia, Germany, Sweden and France.