Thailand

Thailand

For the full 2020 data please visit our 2020 inbound data page here. For Q1 (January-March 2020) data please visit our UK and regional quarterly data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)12.4
Global rank for international tourism expenditure28
Number of outbound visits (m)12.7
Most visited destinationLao PDR
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)70.0
GDP per capita PPP (US$)19,172
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)2.3
Annual GDP growth (%)1.6

Inbound visits to Britain from Thailand

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Access to Britain from Thailand

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures29
Weekly seat capacity10,385
Airports with direct routes in Thailand3
Airports with direct routes in Britain4
  • In 2019, Bangkok to London Heathrow had the highest share of departing seats
  • Out of all the airlines to operate the Thailand to Britain route in 2019, Thai served the most departing seats
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 70% reduction in direct seat capacity from Thailand to the UK in 2020
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Thailand is £78

 

(excluding TUI Airways' seasonal flights from Krabi, Phuket and Utapao)