The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reports that Thailand is one of the top three destinations Indians say they want to visit abroad, according to surveys on Indian travel needs.
The most recent survey was conducted by Thomas Cook in June 2021 on 4,000 people discovered that 46% of them wanted to travel abroad. Alongside Thailand, the top three destinations they want to visit are Dubai/Abu Dhabi and the Maldives. An earlier survey in April 2021 by InterMiles on 11,500 Indians found that 65% of respondents planned a trip overseas.
TAT Governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said “Thailand enjoyed status as a very popular destination for Indian travellers before the pandemic, and it is extremely encouraging to see this appeal looks likely to continue once we reopen to the Indian market. In the meantime, one of the priorities for TAT in India is ensuring travellers there of the various health and safety measures; such as, the SHA standardsthat have been employed by Thailand for all visitors.”
Looking ahead, TAT is working with two possible scenarios on the inbound Indian market based on seat capacity and estimated tourist arrivals from 1 October-31 December 2021.