Bangkok, 15 July, 2015 – The Thai tourism industry welcomed Mr. Lefebvre Quentin from France as the country’s 16 millionth visitor for this year. Mr. Quentin, who is another Thailand’s Luckiest, arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 15 July, 2015.
The 16 millionth Luckiest Visitor was given an elaborate welcome by the executives and representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd., the Immigration Bureau, the Airports of Thailand Public Co., Ltd., and True Corporation Public Co., Ltd.
The activity is designed to support the “2015 Discover Thainess” umbrella campaign, which aims to highlight the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, full flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people.
The lucky visitor was pleasantly surprised to receive two economy-class return air tickets from his/her international port of origin to Thailand along with a five-night accommodation voucher, a “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” certificate as well as other prizes from TAT’s project partners. The trips will have a validity period of one year.
Mr. Sugree Sithivanich, TAT’s Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications said, “On behalf of the Thai travel and tourism industry, we would like to thank all visitors for their confidence in visiting Thailand. We want our visitors and guests to feel that they have received good service and warm hospitality and been enriched by our culture and heritage.
“We would like them to recommend Thailand to their friends and families, relatives and colleagues. And then we want them all to come back for another visit. Thailand is and continues to be a wonderfully diverse tourism destination with great beaches, food, spas, hotels, nature, sports, and smiles. We are always ready to welcome the world to Amazing Thailand.”
According to the preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand welcomed a total of 15.81 million visitors between January to 12 July, 2015, a 30.31 percent increase over the same period of 2014. This generated tourism income of 741.12 billion Baht, a 30.43 percent growth over the same period of last year. TAT is projecting 28.8 million visitors in 2015.
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