Recent updates on the requirements for entry into Thailand show promise for a high influx of tourists over the 2nd half of 2022.
In the second half of 2022, more than 7 million tourists are estimated to travel to Thailand, bringing in a combined total revenue of almost 1.27 trillion baht for the Thai economy.
Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana of The Ministry of Tourism and Sports revealed a summary of the tourism situation for the year 2022 at a cabinet meeting with the Prime Minister. The estimate was made after the statistics for May showed more than 521,410 tourists visiting Thailand, showcasing a change of up to 77.7% from April 2022.
Total Revenue Estimated to be 1.27 trillion baht
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports predicts that 2,700,000 tourists will arrive within July to September while 4,500,000 more will come within October to December. This puts the total number of tourists for 2022 at 9,325,500 and an estimated tourism industry revenue of 1.27 trillion baht.
Main Factors for the Increase in Number of Tourists Entering Thailand
The first main factor includes the changed requirements for entry to Thailand. The Thailand Pass, Immigration Card 6, and the Insurance Coverage Policy has been lifted, making entry into Thailand easier.
Secondly, most tourists from Europe and Australia will come due to the pent up demand for traveling abroad at the arrival of summer holidays for European tourists and school holidays for Australian tourists.
Thirdly, since the depreciation of the Thai baht piqued the interest of tourists, there have been more flights from China, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.
Thailand has surpassed the Covid-19 Outbreak
Thailand’s tourism is being restored to its former glory. Thailand has administered enough covid vaccine doses to fully vaccinate 99.9% of the population. Restaurants and entertainment venues are safely operating and fully open for business. All relevant agencies have been urged by the Prime Minister to build confidence for tourists to stimulate activity and high opportunity for long-term growth.