As many as 400,000 tourists arrived in Chiang Mai during the five ‘peak’ days of the New Year’s holiday period, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Wisut Buachum, director of the TAT’s Chiang Mai office, said hotel rooms in the province were 95% full during the New Year’s holiday. A portion of tourists had stayed at homes of friends or relatives, yet another portion camped out in tents inside national parks and other tourism sites. An estimated circulation of 1.4 billion baht is expected to have originated from the 400,000 visitors who chose to spend their New Year’s holiday in Chiang Mai.
Mr. Wisut added that the current period is the best time to visit Chiang Mai because of the cool weather and the plethora of tourism-promoting activities. The next major attraction will be the Chiang Mai Flower Festival during February 6-8. – See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5801060010002#sthash.nsvy91c9.dpuf