Visitor Numbers Up
Visitor numbers were up in the first 5 months of 2015 according to industry sources.This upward trend was fueled by FITs arriving from Western European countries like Spain and Italy numbering around 82554 but only 28705 coming on packaged tours.
Asians were the biggest numbers with 312,645 during January to May, and making up more than 70 per cent of its visitors. The largest group was from Thailand with 68,652 arrivals, followed by China with 43,546 tourists and Japan with 35,799 visitors, according to MOHT data.
European nationals accounted for 81,221 visitors, led by France with 18,113 and followed by the UK at 16,789.