It is the goal of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports to attract 80 million foreign tourists in the next five years.
Achieving this goal would mean that the country’s population of 70 million would be outnumbered by overseas tourists.
Once this goal is reached, tourist earnings in the nation is expected to increase from 1.93 trillion baht in 2019 to 5 trillion baht in 2023, as stated by Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn.
He added that in order to meet this goal, there must be improvements made to tourism safety measures.
Following the COVID-19 epidemic, the Thai government has been considering implementing a new entrance tax for foreign tourists. There is a good chance that this tax, set at 300 baht per person, will be implemented on June 1.
All visitors visiting Thailand using a passport from a country other than Thailand will be required to pay a new tax, the specifics of which will be ironed out at a meeting of the National Tourism Policy Committee on January 24. However, foreigners entering the nation with a valid work visa in Thailand, local governmental employees at border locations, and those with border passes will not be required to pay this cost.