The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported that the number of Japanese visitors in Thailand is rebounding while expecting the total number of foreign tourists this year to reach 15.5-16.8 million.
According to TAT Governor Surapol Svetasreni, 8.2 million foreigners have traveled to Thailand since January 2011, increasing by 24.36 percent from the same period last year. Visitors from disaster-stricken Japan have also started to return to the Kingdom with a 10 percent rise in their number during the first five months of this year.
The TAT anticipates as many as 15.5-16.8 million foreign tourists within Thailand throughout this year, generating about 600 billion THB of income. Domestic tourism is also expected to create a circulation of 430 billion THB.