India is emerging market for Thailand considering that the outlook for outbound tourists from India is set to grow by leaps and bounds. Thailand being the first preferred destination due to exponential growth; not only are Indians high spenders but are also looking at Thailand for big fat Indian weddings, celebrations, film shoots, MICE and for leisure travel. Thailand provides for everything and to all segments. 1.29million Indian tourist went to Thailand in 2017, 20% growth and revenue of 57,300 Mn baht (+24.75%).
Royal Thai Consulate General, Kolkata in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways participated at the TTF Kolkata .
Isra Stapanaseth,Director (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, North & East India), Tourism Authority of Thailand said “Kolkata is a very potential market for us as we have seen a lot of growth like Leisure, weddings, Mice which are already very popular from here. The Purpose of our visit to Kolkata was to showcase new and existing products to the consumers and meet travel agents and media and to update them about our new strategies which are:
- To build the image as a Preferred Destination
- Expand the high-end and luxury segment
- Increase Spending per trip
Leisure traveller looks for experience, comfort, hospitality, easy accessibility, a destination that welcomes you. Variety and cost effective, world class facilities yet reasonable, Thailand offers all.”