Thailand saw 11.4 million foreign tourist arrivals from January to June 11, 2023, with spending of 472 billion baht, the tourism ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
The tourist numbers have surpassed the 11.15 million in the whole of 2022. Meanwhile, spending has yet to reach the level of 589 billion baht recorded last year.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects to see 30 million arrivals this year as China has reopened the border. Still, the figure is well below the pre-Covid level of nearly 40 million.