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Offline thaiga

Quality big spending Germans
« on: July 22, 2016, 12:19:53 PM »
TAT to woo quality, big-spending Germans

EU slowdown seen as slight growth obstacle

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to draw more high-quality German tourists, who are not expected to have been affected by the EU's economic problems.

Despite the EU's slowdown, the TAT is confident that 68% of high-end tourists on the continent will continue to travel to holiday destinations including Thailand.

Germany is Thailand's third-biggest tourist market in Europe after Russia and Britain. The number of Russian tourists remains in decline due to the country's sluggish economy, while Britain's decision to leave the EU may affect its people's travel plans.

Tourism income from Germany has grown at a slower pace than the average of the European market in the past year.

The TAT predicts tourism income from Germany will grow by 7.9% to 56.9 billion baht this year but the number of German visitors is expected to rise by only 3.1%.

For the whole European market, the agency expects tourism income will rise by 9% to 486 billion baht. It is hoping for 6.24 million Europeans to visit Thailand this year, up 4.5%.

Although the German market will expand at a slower pace than the overall European market, TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn believes Germany will be an important market to push Thailand to achieve its tourism revenue target of 2.84 trillion baht this year.

Of the total, 1.89 trillion baht will come from foreign tourists and 950 billion baht from domestic tourists. Foreign tourist arrivals are expected to reach 34 million this year.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Quality big spending Germans
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 04:03:57 PM »
Three years ago they thought "Turkey's loss is Thailand's gain". Very likely was an error then. But Erdogan seems to make that wish come true now. Many ethnic Turks in Germany don't dare to set foot on their native soil again. And Germans hesitate booking holidays in Turkey now, maybe they come to Thailand instead,or maybe not.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Quality big spending Germans
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 06:03:33 PM »
woo quality, big-spending Germans

Well! it's not the WURST thing they have done - An online booking system for sunbathers to reserve deck chairs might be an idea  ;)

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