The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says that Ctrip.com, China’s largest and most influential online travel agent, has ranked Thailand the number one destination among Chinese tourists during this year’s National Day vacation – the Chinese Golden Week 2018, the National News Bureau reports.
Thailand came out on top of Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea with Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai named as the most popular destinations among Chinese tourists.
Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said China is Thailand’s largest tourist market, and this latest Ctrip’s study shows that the kingdom continues to win the hearts of Chinese tourists with a wide range of attractions, ranging from local experiences, abundant natural beauty and a remarkable variety of activities, including soft adventure, health and wellness, weddings and honeymoons, and sports tourism.
The TAT is maintaining its annual target of 10.5-11 million arrivals from China, up from last year’s 9.8 million. From January to August, Thailand welcomed 7.7 million Chinese tourists, generating an estimated Bt423 billion.