Thailand is hopeful that more Japanese travellers to land in the country during the upcoming Songkran holiday while more Thais will go on overseas holidays because of the stronger baht.

Thailand-Japan Tourism Promotion Association (TJTPA) President Anek Srichiwachart revealed on March 25 that the number of Thai holidaymakers to Japan would increase 20 percent year-on-year in April, with all flights already fully booked.

Anek stated that the increase was brought on by the appreciation of the baht and the weaker Japanese yen, which have enabled more local travellers to fly out during the Thai New Year festival.

In any case, TJTPA predicts that there will be between 20,000 and 30,000 Japanese tourists in the country throughout the Songkran holiday and that each traveller will choose a holiday package priced 50,000-60,000 THB and stay 5 days and 4 nights here.-VNA