Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Thailand Sees Early Results From Visa-Free Travel Period for Chinese Tourists

  • Philippines sees over 4 million foreign tourist arrivals in 9 months, exceeding tourism spending targets.
  • Thailand’s visa-free travel policy for Chinese tourists results in a 30% increase in hotel bookings, approaching 2019 levels.
  • Various developments in the hotel and tourism industry, including a new skyscraper in Tokyo and changes in travel intentions worldwide.

Philippines’s tourism secretary said the number of foreign visitor arrivals to the Philippines in the first 9 months of this year has topped 4 million, accounting for more than Php316 billion in tourism spending. Their target for the year is 4.8 million foreign arrivals, so they will most certainly top that projection. South Korea remains the top tourist market […]