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Thailand expects 2019 inbound numbers from India to be met this year as it relies on TTM+ to support the tourism recovery

Thailand expects 2019 inbound numbers from India to be met this year as it relies on TTM+ to support the tourism recovery

Speaking to journalists from India and Sri Lanka yesterday, Sukanya Sirikanjanakul, Executive Director, ASEAN South Asia and South Pacific Region, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), expressed the hope that the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2023 will aid the tourism industry in recovering more quickly from the losses it sustained as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She claimed that 370 purchasers attended the 2023 edition of TTM+. Sukanya stated, “In the previous edition, the number was 250. She added that Amazing Thailand Culinary City will improve the Kingdom’s reputation from a gastronomic standpoint.

She stated that 11 million foreign visitors came to the country last year when discussing inbound tourism. “We already reached the number of 10 million international tourists this year from January through May 30,” said Sukanya.

In response to a query from TravelBiz Monitor, she stated that Thailand has always valued its relationship with India. Speaking of the 2023 goal, she stated, “In 2019, we had 40 million visitors from throughout the world, of which 2 million were from India. We have maintained the target at 2 million from the Indian market since we are still recuperating from the losses brought on by the pandemic. We will exert every effort to meet this goal, Sukanya declared with assurance. She further mentioned that 600,000 Indian visitors traveled to Thailand between January and May. She exclaimed, “This is very encouraging.”

TAT is actively courting the Indian wedding and MICE markets. Sukanya stated, “MICE movement is very good from India, particularly from the cities of Delhi and Mumbai.” She claimed that in terms of sustainability, they are largely concentrating on the supply side.

Another area of interest for TAT is sports tourism. To draw additional tourists who aren’t interested in golf, they are now working on this. “We have intentions to host the Indian cricket team here in the future. We are concentrating on enhancing the infrastructure in this direction, Sukanya noted.

Source: travelbizmonitor

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