Bangkok Luxury Hotel MarketView Q4 2017
08 Mar 2018
Record-Breaking Tourist Arrivals at 35.4 Million in 2017
The number of tourist arrivals to Thailand for Q4 2017 hit 9.3 million arrivals, making the total arrivals for full year 2017 a record-high at 35.4 million arrivals, increasing 8.6% Y-o-Y. Bangkok overtook Paris and London as the most visited city in the world according to the Mastercard 2017 Global Destination Cities Index with over 20 million arrivals. China continued to be the largest feeder market this year with Chinese tourists comprising 27.7% of the total arrivals with 9.8 million arrivals, increasing by 12% Y-o-Y.
Regionally, East Asia was still the highest contributor to Thailand’s tourist market with 66.8% share of the total tourists or 23.6 million in 2017 while European tourists made up 18.4% with 6.5 million total tourists this year.
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