Earlier this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) announced it is expecting more than 40 million tourists to Thailand this year, up from the record-breaking 38.3 million in 2018. In the first two months of 2019, the total number of Chinese tourist arrivals decreased slightly by 2.2 per cent Y-o-Y from 2.17 million in 2018 to 2.12 million. Chinese tourist arrivals in February, the month in which the Chinese New Year was celebrated this year, decreased by 12.3 per cent Y-o-Y. Looking back at 2018, there was a 23.8 per cent M-o-M jump in Chinese tourist arrivals from 0.97 million in January to 1.20 million in February. The number of international tourist arrivals to Bangkok in the first two months of 2019 as reported by MOTS was 4.68 million, a 3 per cent Y-o-Y growth.
Source: The Nation Bangkok April 25, 2019 03:56 UTC