Surat Thani: International arrivals to the resort province have exceeded 1.5 million, up 155% so far this year, according to the provincial governor.
Governor Witchawut Jinto said yesterday 2.05 million visitors have arrived in the province since January. Of them, 1.5 million are foreign visitors, representing a 155% increase from the same period last year.
The foreign visitors generated revenue of 35.9 billion baht, up 159% year on year.
The governor said foreign visitors spend their money mostly on accommodation, meals, souvenirs, entertainment activities and transportation.
The hotel occupancy rate since the beginning of the year is around 77%, an increase of 39% from the same period last year.