Top 20 International Arrivals to Thailand in 2012

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The full tourism statistics for Thailand for 2012 are now out. So, who do you think sent the most tourists to Thailand?

Top 20 International Arrivals to Thailand from January to December 2012:

  1. China – 2,789,345
  2. Malaysia – 2,560,963
  3. Japan – 1,371,253
  4. Russia – 1,317,387
  5. South Korea – 1,169,131
  6. India – 1,015,865
  7. Laos – 951,090
  8. Australia – 930,599
  9. UK – 870,164
  10. Singapore – 821,056
  11. USA – 767,420
  12. Germany – 681,566
  13. Vietnam – 617,804
  14. France – 572,996
  15. Hong Kong – 472,699
  16. Indonesia – 448,748
  17. Cambodia – 424,766
  18. Taiwan – 394,475
  19. Sweden – 350,565
  20. The Philippines – 288,889

East Asia 12,502,194

  • Brunei 10,240
  • Cambodia 424,766
  • Indonesia 448,748
  • Laos 951,090
  • Malaysia 2,560,963
  • Myanmar 129,924
  • Philippines 288,889
  • Singapore 821,056
  • Vietnam 617,804
  • China 2,789,345
  • Hong Kong 472,699
  • Japan 1,371,253
  • Korea 1,169,131
  • Taiwan 394,475
  • Others 51,811

Europe 5,617,817

  • Austria 94,197
  • Belgium 94,549
  • Denmark 167,118
  • Finland 148,649
  • France 572,996
  • Germany 681,566
  • Ireland 59,894
  • Italy 199,089
  • Netherlands 207,499
  • Norway 147,819
  • Russia 1,317,387
  • Spain 113,270
  • Sweden 350,565
  • Switzerland 190,784
  • United Kingdom 870,164
  • East Europe 279,690
  • Others 122,581

The Americas 1,080,148

  • Argentina 17,789
  • Brazil 30,008
  • Canada 218,019
  • USA 767,420
  • Others 46,912

South Asia 1,289,641

  • Bangladesh 72,897
  • India 1,015,865
  • Nepal 26,258
  • Pakistan 71,997
  • Sri Lanka 73,338
  • Others 29,286

Oceania 1,046,753

  • Australia 930,599
  • New Zealand 113,509
  • Others 2,645

Middle East 604,659

  • Egypt 19,911
  • Israel 129,184
  • Kuwait 64,536
  • Saudi Arabia 17,098
  • U.A.E. 113,174
  • Others 260,756

Africa 161,853

  • S.Africa 75,496
  • Others 86,357

Grand Total 22,303,065

The source of these statistics is the Immigration Bureau and it was released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

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