The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) predicted a sharp rise in foreign tourists visiting the country`s northern province of Chiang Mai…
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) predicted a sharp rise in foreign tourists visiting the country`s northern province of Chiang Mai in the post-Christmas holiday season.
Mr. Junphong Sannak, director of the TAT`s Chiang Mai office, said that visitor numbers to the province had recently risen by seven percent, but that this increase had been mainly fuelled by domestic tourism.
He also noted that domestic tourists were increasingly displaying higher purchasing power than their foreign counterparts, with the province earning estimated tourist revenue of over Bt100 million per day.
Nonetheless, he predicted that the province was likely to see a surge in foreign visitors after Christmas, with foreigners flocking to the province to celebrate New Year.
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