Visitor numbers to Thailand for this year surged from 25 million to 26 million in just 10 days.

Visitor Numbers to Thailand for 2015 Rose From 25 Million to 26 Million in Just 10 days


Visitor numbers to Thailand for this year surged from 25 million to 26 million in just 10 days as the kingdom counts down to the month of grand celebrations in December.

The 26 millionth tourist, Mr. Tommy Jeppsson from the Kingdom of Norway who is also one of Thailand’s Luckiest Visitors for 2015, arrived in Phuket today, and was pleasantly surprised to receive a grand welcome ceremony presided over by the country’s top tourism official, H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, and joined by representatives from leading tourism organisations and businesses.

The festival of lights or Loi Krathong will take place on 25 November, with locations throughout Thailand scheduling days of celebrations during next week. December, meanwhile, is the month of many celebrations, especially the highly anticipated ‘Bike for Dad 2015’ in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the auspicious occasion of his 88th Birthday Anniversary.

The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” activity, launched in June this year, is in conjunction with “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign that aims to encourage the number of international tourists to visit Thailand in order to explore the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, full flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people which bring about a memorable journey that sets the travelling experience apart from other countries.

Thailand aims to welcome 28.8 million international visitors for this year.

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