TAT welcomed IndiGo Flight 6E 1639 from India at Suvarnabhumi Airport as Indian tourists are granted 30 days visa exemption in Thailand. The Thai government aims to boost tourism from India.
TAT Hosts Special Airport Welcome for Indian Tourists
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized a special welcome event at Suvarnabhumi Airport for IndiGo Flight 6E 1639 traveling from New Delhi, India. This event was in honor of the recent temporary visa exemption granted to Indian tourists, allowing them a 30-day stay in Thailand for tourism purposes. TAT Governor, Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, led the airport ceremony and expressed Thailand’s warm invitation to Indian tourists to take advantage of the visa exemption.
Temporary Visa Exemption for Indian Tourists in Thailand
Starting from November 10, 2023, Indian tourists traveling to Thailand for tourism purposes are eligible for a 30-day temporary visa exemption. This move comes as India emerges as one of the top 10 source markets for Thailand, showing an 86% increase in Indian tourists in the first 10 months of 2023 as compared to the same period in 2022. The Thai government is committed to facilitating visa and immigration procedures for foreign tourists, particularly during the high season.
Expectations and Support for Indian Tourists
TAT anticipates welcoming 1.6 million Indian tourists in 2023, generating an estimated 65.6 billion Baht in revenue. To support this initiative, TAT will strengthen partnerships with local tourism operators and promote various travel experiences. Additionally, Thai tourism businesses will participate in major trade shows in India in 2024 to further promote tourism in Thailand.