Thailand is expected to attract more than 20 million foreign arrivals this year after securing 11.8 million in 2022, according to the newly re-elected president of the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT).
On Tuesday, Chamnan Srisawat won his second term as TCT president, ending in 2025, besting Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, advisory chairman of the Phuket Tourist Association.
“Tourism is a quick win for the economy,” said Mr Chamnan.
He said the most urgent mission was to help tourism operators access funding.
TCT has pledged to help support small operators in the industry, and Mr Chamnan said the government should grant hotel…