The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomed IndiGo Flight 6E 1639 from New Delhi, India with a special event at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Indian tourists are now granted a temporary visa exemption for a 30-day stay in Thailand for tourism purposes. TAT Governor, Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, led the airport ceremony and encouraged Indian tourists to take advantage of the visa exemption. The Thai government aims to facilitate visa and immigration procedures for foreign tourists, particularly during the high season.
From November 10, 2023, until May 10, 2024, Indian tourists can enjoy a temporary visa exemption for a 30-day stay in Thailand for tourism purposes. India is among the top 10 source markets for Thailand, and there has been an 86% increase in Indian tourists in the first 10 months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. TAT expects to see 1.6 million Indian tourists in 2023, generating approximately 65.6 billion Baht in revenue. To support this initiative, TAT will strengthen partnerships with local tourism operators and promote various travel experiences.
In addition, Thai tourism businesses will participate in major trade shows in India in 2024 to further promote tourism in Thailand. The TAT’s efforts aim to enhance the tourism experience for Indian tourists and stimulate tourism revenue in Thailand.