Over 3.5 million Thai tourists venture to the Kingdom’s neighbours in ASEAN (Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar) as well as to Southern China. There is also strong growth of Thai travellers to Bali and China. The new policy of visa waiver for Taiwan will certainly lift Thailand tourist arrivals this year to that country.
Thai tourists spent an average of 30,064 baht per overseas trip last year, up 2.15% from the earlier year. In total, Thai tourists spent 232 billion baht on overseas trips last year, representing a 16.4% increase from 2015.
Among the most visited countries by Thai travellers in 2016 were Lao PDR with 1.9 million, Malaysia with 1.78 million, Japan with 0.9 million, China PRC with 0.7 million, Singapore with 0.55 million, Cambodia with 0.34 million and South Korea with 0.37 million Thai holidaymakers.