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Arrivals to Thailand increased in Q1 2013

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Number of tourists visiting Thailand is on the rise according to the latest travel statistics announced by Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

bangkok-night-centralworldFor 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.
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