Various Thai sectors are preparing to welcome Chinese tourists, who are expected to begin arriving in Thailand thanks to the relaxation of travel restrictions imposed by China.
300,000 Chinese travelers are expected to arrive in Thailand in the first quarter of this year. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the relevant ministries to make preparations in advance and take into account the health and safety of the people.
The Ministry of Tourism of Thailand foresees the return of Chinese tourists
According to government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, the Prime Minister has tasked the relevant agencies to make preparations to receive more foreign tourists in 2023. Agencies should take health security and COVID-19 measures into account in their preparations. In the meantime, the relevant agencies will closely monitor the information and progress of COVID measures in various countries.
The spokesman Anucha also referred to the reopening of China and the possibility for Chinese tourists to travel without hindrance to other countries. He said the Thai private sector expects about 300,000 Chinese tourists to arrive in Thailand in the first quarter of 2023. This has prompted the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to revise its 2023 foreign tourist arrivals target of 20 million. visitors to 25 million.
the prime minister has instructed relevant agencies to make preparations to welcome more foreign tourists in 2023
The tourism sector has been gradually recovering after Thailand eased and lifted entry restrictions caused by the pandemic. The government spokesman stated that the prime minister is stressing the continuation of economic activities along with strict public health measures. The goal is to enable people of all walks of life to earn income while adhering to global COVID-19 practices.
Anucha added that the prime minister wants to encourage the private sector to be good hosts to returning tourists to Thailand.