BANGKOK: This year’s Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) 2018, held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok, from January 17 to 21 attracted 687,783 Thai and foreign visitors, up 8.64 per cent on the 2017 event.
Of the total, 651,188 Thai people visited the event as well as 36,595 foreigners. They spent an estimated 390.5 million Baht, the vast majority of which (181 million Baht) was spent on food and beverage followed by crafts and products (154.71 million Baht).
The visitor survey conducted by TAT showed a satisfaction rate of 91.7 per cent by Thai visitors and 98.2 per cent by foreign visitors.
TTF is designed to highlight key outstanding landmarks, cultural heritage, and the best products from around the Kingdom.
Amongst the 860 booths, the top ten favourite destinations were: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Surat Thani, Nan, Krabi, Kanchanaburi, Mae Hong Son, Trang and Satun.