Songkran a big splash with Chinese
- Published: 4 Mar 2013 at 18.57
- Online news:
The three-day Songkran festival next month is expected to attract a record number of Chinese tourists to Chiang Mai that will generate between 400 and 500 million baht in tourism revenue for the northern province, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
An estimated 60,000 holidaymakers were expected to arrive in the province during the festival, Wisoot Buachoom, director of TAT Northern Region Office, said.
Mr Wisoot said he was confident that Chiang Mai’s 40,000 hotel rooms would be enough to accommodate the growing number of tourists.
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