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11 Apr, 2018

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Next Big Thing – Thailand Outbound Travel Report 2018

Bangkok — Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil has made travel journalism history yet again by publishing the first report on the surging Thai outbound travel industry.

The report is being made available FREE, thanks to support from Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat and Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasorn. Both recognise the importance of promoting two-way travel as a means of narrowing the gap between Thailand’s inbound visitor arrivals (35 million in 2017) and outbound travel flows (projected at 10 million in 2018).


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In his introductory message, Mr Weerasak says, “Thais who travel abroad become Ambassadors for Thailand. They gain knowledge and experiences, learn about new cultures and meet people. These are all great benefits. In a globalised world, two-way travel contributes to peace, friendship and good people-to-people relations.”

In turn, Mr Yuthasak says in his message, “In today’s intensely competitive market-place, route profitability is a major factor in an airline’s decision on which cities to serve. Profitability is enhanced when airlines can tap into the full potential of travel from both ends of each route. Today, the nearly 120 airlines flying to the two major airports in Bangkok are the lifelines of our 35 million annual visitors. TAT welcomes more airlines to Thailand, especially from new markets; such as, Africa and Latin America. Now, we can also offer them better route profitability due to the outbound potential.”

The report was initiated, researched and compiled by Imtiaz Muqbil who has become the first travel trade journalist worldwide to write comprehensive reports on both the inbound and outbound sectors of any country’s travel industry. In 1988-1989, Muqbil authored two reports on Thailand’s then nascent inbound travel sector in the aftermath of historic 1987 Visit Thailand Year, one of the world’s most momentous tourism marketing extravaganzas.

Further details of those reports can be found by clicking here: The Only English-language Books Ever Written About Historic 1987 Visit Thailand Year

Now, 30 years later, Muqbil has gone the full circle. Click on the image above to download the Thailand Outbound Travel Report 2018 ABSOLUTELY FREE. Readers who find the report useful are requested to send a note of thanks to Minister Weerasak and Governor Yuthasak, either directly or via imtiaz@travel-impact-newswire.com.