Thailand is hopeful that more Japanese travellers to land in the
country during the upcoming Songkran holiday while more Thais will go on
overseas holidays because of the stronger baht.
Thailand-Japan Tourism Promotion Association (TJTPA) President Anek
Srichiwachart revealed on March 25 that the number of Thai holidaymakers
to Japan would increase 20 percent year-on-year in April, with all
flights already fully booked.
Anek stated that the
increase was brought on by the appreciation of the baht and the weaker
Japanese yen, which have enabled more local travellers to fly out during
the Thai New Year festival.
In any case,
TJTPA predicts that there will be between 20,000 and 30,000 Japanese
tourists in the country throughout the Songkran holiday and that each
traveller will choose a holiday package priced 50,000-60,000 THB and
stay 5 days and 4 nights here.-VNA