Thailand Welcomes First Chinese Group Tours after 3-Years of Covid Curbs

After three years of restrictions in China due to Covid-19, Thailand on Monday welcomed the first Chinese group tours departing from Guangzhou city. Thai tourism officials and the Chinese embassy headed to Don Mueang International Airport to warmly welcome the tourists. 

The Governor of Thailand’s Tourism Authority, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, stated that the return of Chinese tourists is a major contributor to Thailand’s economic recovery. Between January 1 and February 2, Thailand received 99,429 Chinese tourists, according to available data.

Meanwhile, there are over 2,000 flights and 445,655 seats available from airports in numerous Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xiamen, Kunming, etc., to Thailand from January to March. Approximately 300,000 Chinese travelers are anticipated to visit Thailand in the first quarter.

Besides the trip from Guangzhou, 13 other flights depart from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xiamen, Nanking, and Nanning throughout the day, landing in Thailand at three major airports: Don Mueang Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and Phuket International Airport.