BANGKOK, 27 June 2012: Ministry of Tourism and Sports reported, Tuesday, 5,397,248 Thais travelled overseas in 2011 representing a slight increase of 1.11% over 5,338,127 trips in 2010.
But Thai outbound travel was stunned by the worst flooding in the central plains in five decade that cut back both the desire and cash capability to travel, the ministry noted in its assessment.
Ministry data showed that Malaysia continued as the most popular destination driven by short overland trips from southern provinces to destinations in northern Malaysia for shopping and trade.
NEW DELHI,21 May 2012 (AFP) – India has outlined plans to curb government foreign trips as part of an austerity drive and says it is “vigorously” committed to curtailing ballooning spending.
The statement late Friday came as India’s currency slumped to a new record low against the dollar with investor risk-aversion amplifying pressure on the rupee, already hit by worries about a slowing domestic economy.
“The government is committed to carry on the process of fiscal consolidation vigorously,” junior finance minister Namo Narain Meena told parliament in a written statement.
BANGKOK, 5 October 2011 – Thais are making more overseas trips according to a Ministry of Tourism and Sports report, released Monday, that showed 1,360,766 trips were made, January to March, an 8% increase over 1,259,927 trips during the same period last year.
The figures showed that Singapore was ahead of Hong Kong in the popularity charts and gained an 18% improvement in visits from Thailand. Only Malaysia and Laos gained more visits. However the data for those two countries would also include overland trade visits.
Top of the regions most visited list was East Asia (includes Southeast Asia) with 1,122,978 trips, up 8.09% from 1,038,896 trips during the same period in 2010. Read more
BANGKOK, 11 October 2010 –Tourism New Zealand will support a popular Thai television soap opera to boost holiday bookings during the off-peak season, TNZ Thailand manager, Roskamol Vongchowanart said Friday.
She was commenting on trade support in the local market on the sidelines of a product workshop, “Tourism New Zealand Frontline Agent Training” held at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, last week.