Top 10 Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Thailand Jan-Mar 2013

April 29, 2013
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Led by a dramatic 93% growth in arrivals from China, Thailand’s visitor arrivals surged to a record total of 6,828,718 in January – March 2013, up by 18.94% over the same period of 2012, according to figures published by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. All regions grew well except the Middle East. Visitors from East Asia totalled 3,623,713 (+28.50%), Europe 2,131,719 (+10.28%), the Americas 331,070 (+8.71%), South Asia 313,634 (+16.03%), Oceania 250,124 (+6.07%), Middle East 139,499 (-1.20%), and Africa 38,959 (+6.70%).

Top 10 Visitor Arrivals to Thailand from January to March 2013

  1. China 1,122,691 (+93.47%)
  2. Malaysia 627,759 (+1.94%)
  3. Russia 584,516 (+26.00%)
  4. Japan 408,048 (+22.07%)
  5. Korea 350,529 (+19.79%)
  6. Germany 252,108 (+12.22%)
  7. India 249,350 (+18.21%)
  8. United Kingdom 246,943 (+2.83%)
  9. USA 227,319 (+8.25%)
  10. Australia 224,530 (+5.55%)

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8 Responses to Top 10 Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Thailand Jan-Mar 2013

  1. April 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Anyone verify the numbers?

    • Richard Barrow
      April 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Does anyone dispute them? Statistics are provided by Immigration at various border checkpoints around Thailand.

  2. Paul
    May 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Too bad about those Russians. In europe they are the worst kind of tourists…

    • July 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Erm, I think the British are ahead of the Russians as far as reputation goes, Paul. Like well ahead.

      • Paul
        July 17, 2013 at 1:01 am

        That was in the past. Indeed the Brits have a reputation of being loud, drunk and with sunburn. But Russians are the new Brits and they are mainly rude, looking pissed off all the time (but then: would you smile if you were Russian?) plus thet are totally selfish and do not mingle with other guests (in a hotel buffet… I know, I know, do not go to such hotels, but still: in a hotel buffet those Russians will put you to the side and skip the line to put their plate completely full… and let’s hope the alcohol is not included, because they can drink more than the brits and that is not a compliment). Poor Thailand with so many Russians!

  3. Niklas
    January 29, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Really interesting stats! I’d like to compare more and get more details. Is there any report or page (in english) where I can find this kind of Data?

    What’s your source?

    • Richard Barrow
      January 29, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Information all in Thai. Released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

  4. Stan
    August 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I have never knew that Malaysian tourists make up the 2nd largest group of tourists in Thailand. I guess most of them go to the southern town of Hatyai which explains why they aren’t that many of them in Bangkok.

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