December 8, 2023
MANILA – A Thai official said that more tourists will arrive in the Philippines, especially after the Department of Tourism’s “Love the Philippines” campaign.
“With the “LOVE the Philippines” campaign, we foresee that more Thai tourists, particularly those beach and diving lovers, will be traveling to the Philippines,” Thailand ambassador to the Philippines Tull Traisorat said.
Traisorat made the statement on the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand on December 5, which also coincides with the birth anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth king of Thailand, and the Thai Fathers’ Day.
The official also observed that the number of Filipino tourists and the number of Thai tourists visiting each other’s countries have been high in comparison to pre-pandemic years.
“The number of Filipino tourists travelling to “Amazing Thailand” has been consistently high while the number of Thai tourists coming to the Philippines has been doubled from the pre-COVID level,” Traisorat added.
The official also said that direct flights between the two countries will help tourists from other countries to strengthen the tourism of Thailand and the Philippines.
“More direct flights between famous tourist cities of both countries will contribute to the success of ‘2 countries, 1 destination’ concept which Thailand and the Philippines have been promoting according to the Implementation Program of the Agreement on Cooperation on Tourism. This concept also aims to attract tourists from third countries who visit Thailand or the Philippines to continue to visit the other country, in particular those who love diving,” he said.