BANGKOK, 28 March 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says Asia remains the top market driving the events business to Thailand during the first quarter of its current fiscal year, October to December 2012.
Eight of Thailand’s top 10 events markets are in Asia with just two outside the region; ninth and 10th ranked Australia and the USA.
TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said Q1 events grew 14.10% attracting 177,699 international visitors and generating Bt15,103 million in revenue.
HANOI, 3 July 2012: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 456,749 international travellers in May representing a decline of 4.40% from 480,886 visits during the same month last year.
Thailand’s outbound trips to Vietnam returned to the top 10 markets’ list in10th place with 21,828 visits, increasing 48.89% from 14,660 visits during the same month in 2011.
China continued as the top market supplying 90,064 visits, but arrivals dropped 10% from 130,713. Other top markets were South Korea, Japan, the United States, Taiwan and Cambodia.