Number of tourists visiting Thailand is on the rise according to the latest travel statistics announced by Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
For the first three months of this year, Thailand hosted 6,828,718 international visitors improving 18.94% from 5,741,454 visits during the same period last year. In March, there were 2,259,237 international trips growing 19.19% compared to 1,895,560 during the same month in 2012.
The major contributor East Asia, which includes ASEAN, improved 23.15% to 1,215,485 from 987,033 visits.
Europe posted a growth of 18.83%. The top five markets that grew are: East Europe (+44.36%); Russia (+34.49%); Austria (+25.15%); Belgium (+21.02%); and Germany (+18.02%).China was the top supplier with 396,895 visits over 198,767, a 99% jump. Russia followed China with 190.816 visits over 141.882, a 34% increase. Malaysia is the third top market for Thailand with 175,628 visits in March 2013.