Thailand is expecting a bright future for the country's tourism industry, with an estimated 11 percent increase in inbound air passengers this high season from October 2014 to March next year.

It is expected that 50.95 million arrivals will enter Thailand in the period, up 10 percent from the high season last year, with 337,500 flights landing on Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket and Chiang Rai airports, according to Airport of Thailand Plc's director Nirandra Theeranatsin.

In the first nine months of this year, foreign arrivals in Thailand fell by 10 percent to 17.6 million and tourism revenue slid 7.6 percent to 807 billion THB.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said bookings related to tourism services dropped 18 percent in August, 12 percent in September and are expected to fall 6.8 percent this month.

TAT governor Thawatchai Arunyik earlier said the organisation revised down its 2014 tourism target many times, and now is hoping to attract 1.9 trillion THB in revenue and 25.5 million arrivals, down from the original expectation of 28 million, according to Bangkok Post newspaper.-VNA