Strategy to tap travel from India

BANGKOK, 18 July 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will focus on attracting Indian travellers mainly in the incentives, or events market, while encouraging airlines to add flights between the two countries.

Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the ministry discussed promotions with Indian associations and airline representatives.

“Organising events would help to encourage more Indian travellers to the kingdom such as Worship Lord Ganesha 2018, Holy Festival 2018 and Thai India Fun Fair.”

Another priority is to establish more flights. One possible route would link Bangkok to Tiruchirappalli, a southern city in India.

“Thailand and India have close cultural links…Indian travellers love to go to beaches and organise weddings in Thailand…we should hold events that encourage Indian tourists to secondary destinations.”

Last year, Thailand welcomed over 1.2 million Indian travellers generating THB55,000 million in revenue.

For the first five months of this year, the kingdom attracted over 600,000 Indian tourists circulating THB25,000 million. They spent 7.6 days on length of stay and THB45,000 per head per trip on average, the minister added.

Pattaya, Samui and Phuket are top destinations for Indian tourists to visits, organise wedding and use medical treatment service.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Great move by connecting Bangkok with Tiruchirappalli in the Southern part of India. It will attract more tourists to Thailand.!!

  2. Thailand continues to present a mystical destination option for the Indian wedding industry! We look forward to working with vendors and clients in the kingdom and hope to bring a flavour of the UK’s Bollywood and wedding scene to the stunning locations of Thailand.

  3. ***“Organising events would help to encourage more Indian travellers to the kingdom such as Worship Lord Ganesha 2018, Holy Festival 2018 and Thai India Fun Fair.”

    Does anyone wonder about the code ***above what the minister says ? And she says with what evidence that the said festivals will draw the Indian tourist to Thailand. She should find the places and the tourist attractions and activities that the Indian tourists like most and uses them to lure them to Thailand ? It would be more reliable and possible.

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