Given the city’s recovery from the pandemic and its popularity as a travel destination, CNN listed Bangkok as one of the top 10 spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year.
Sydney, Taipei, Dubai, Cape Town, London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Las Vegas were the other nine cities.
More than 12,000 planes, carrying up to two million passengers, are anticipated to land at the six international airports under the control of Airports of Thailand (AoT), according to its president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn.
In a recent BBC News poll, which revealed that 57.4% of participants would choose to travel to Thailand above other Southeast Asian countries, Thailand was also ranked as the top tourist destination for visitors from North America and Europe.
Anucha Burapachaisri, a government spokesperson, stated that as of now, 11.5 million visitors have entered Thailand this year, contributing about half of the revenue reported by the industry in 2019. By the end of 2023, the government now anticipates receiving at least 2.38 trillion baht in tourism-related earnings.