Mr. Tang Kwun Wai, a visitor from Hong Kong
An influx of one million visitors into Thailand over a period of 9 days was marked by the 19 millionth arrival of the year. The ‘luckiest visitor in Thailand’ touched down in Phuket Airport on the 16th of August. Mr. Tang Kwun Wai, a man from Hong Kong, was given the traditional surprise greeting by the Tourism Authority of Thailand acting governor and other officials.
It was only little over a week before when the 18 millionth visitor was celebrated in Chang Mai Airport on the 7th of August. These fortunate visitors are gifted with a fantastic five nights of accommodation in Thailand as well as two return tickets to the country. With such generosity, it’s no wonder the lucky winners have such big smiles on their faces!
The exciting scheme to celebrate each millionth visitor was started by the TAT in June in conjunction with the ‘2015 Discover Thainess’ campaign. Nonetheless, a million visitors arriving in just 9 days marks the second fastest rate of arrivals since the project started in June. This is certainly good news for the project’s goal of highlighting the alluring charm of Thailand and the welcoming nature of its people. Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, acting governor of the TAT, was delighted: ‘“We are very encouraged by what is clearly a pick-up in the pace of visitor arrivals.’
It is clear that Thailand’s reputation as a vibrant, welcoming destination is even stronger than ever as happy travellers keep flocking back.