Despite the threat of Omicron, a new coronavirus variant, international arrivals to Thailand are not showing any sign of slowing down.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident its target of 500,000 overseas arrivals this year will be achieved.
According to TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, there were 93,573 foreign travelers who entered Thailand between November 1st and 28th.
Achieving the target is still a long way to go but Yuthasak expects more tourists will come in December, noting that more than 300,000 foreign tourists have applied for the “Thailand Pass”.
Because of the resurgence of Covid-19 in some European countries, the governor acknowledged that arrivals from the said continent are slowing.
Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, president of the Thai Hotels Association (THA), expressed concern that the spread of Omicron in some European countries may impact Thailand’s tourism sector, noting that Europe is a main tourism market for Thailand, Thai PBS World reported.
Although the initial impacts may be mild, she admitted that it is difficult to assess the situation going forward, adding that she does not want to see lockdowns being imposed in Thailand or in other countries again., the report added.
Source: Thai PBS World
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