Thailand breaks tourism record hinh anh 1Visitors to Thailand (Source: internet)

Bangkok (VNA) –
Thailand has broken its tourism record with the arrival of 39 million international tourists in 2019, up from about 38 million in the previous year.

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said that the kingdom remains one of the all-time favourite destinations of global travellers.

He noted that in the closing days of 2019, 140,000 tourists are expected to arrive every day, raising the total number of foreigners to Thailand to 39.6-39.8 million by the year’s end.

This year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is expecting Thai tourism to achieve a growth rate of 4 percent in both volume and value to 39.7 million foreign tourists who generate 1.96 trillion THB (64.9 billion USD) in income for the country.

The agency forecasts the number of tourists will reach 40.8 million in 2020, an increase of 2.5 percent, contributing 2.02 trillion THB to the economy, up 3 percent year-on-year./.