Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)8.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure33
Number of outbound visits (m)10.0
Most visited destinationMalaysia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeSwitzerland

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)68.9
GDP per capita PPP (US$)15,356
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.2
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)3.2

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Thailand

Weekly aircraft departures28
Weekly seat capacity9,948
Airports with direct routes in Thailand2
Airports with direct routes in Britain3
  • There are 28 direct flight, non-stopping departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 9,948 seats a week*
  • Two airports in Thailand serve three British airports*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Thailand is £75


*2016 data