The Thai tourism industry welcomed its 15th million visitor this year. Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan, from Malaysia, who is another Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor, arrived at Hat Yai International Airport today (5 July, 2015). The activity is being organised as part of a campaign to welcome every millionth visitor to Thailand.
An elaborate welcome was prepared by 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 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, as well as other prizes from TAT’s project partners. The trips will have a validity period of one year.
Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan and her husband.
It 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.
Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s Acting Governor said, “The Thai tourism industry is making a strong comeback this year, thanks to the confidence and support of all our visitors. Rewarding the millionth visitor is just a small way of showing our thanks and letting the world know that we value all our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming many more visitors, both first-time and repeaters, to enjoy a vacation in Thailand.”
TAT’s Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Mr. Sugree Sithivanich, presented the “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” certificate to Ms. Rozita Binti Namyan in a memorable session witnessed by Ms. Namyan’s husband (far right) and TAT’s deputy governor of international marketing-Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas, Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngsonasa (far left).
According to the preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand welcomed a total of 14.01 million between January to 21 June, 2015, a 27.39 percent increase over the same period in 2014. This generated tourism income of 663 billion Baht a 27.86 percent growth over the same period of last year. TAT is projecting 28.8 million visitors in 2015.