Thailand

Thailand

From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)14.2
Global rank for international tourism expenditure26
Number of outbound visits (m)12.9
Most visited destinationMyanmar
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)69.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)18,433
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.6
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.4

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 current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Thailand is £78

 

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