Japanese tourists need to come to Thailand but can’t find airplane tickets

Tourists from Japan are few and much between in Thailand. It’s not that Japanese tourists don’t need to come, they simply can’t discover plane tickets as a end result of the Thais have booked all of them up, based on the Director of the Thai Travel Service Association (TTSA) Jarivat Wongsomsri.
There merely are not sufficient flights obtainable to facilitate growing post-pandemic tourism between the 2 international locations. Currently, flight availability between Japan and Thailand is simply 40% of pre-pandemic ranges.
Thais are plucking up the braveness to travel again after the pandemic and Japan is a beautiful destination. Last month, Japan launched visa-free entry for eligible nations, together with Thailand. What’s extra, the Japanese Yen has weakened towards the baht.
Despite No obligation of package holidays to Japan shooting up 80%-100%, Thais have snapped up tickets like hotcakes. All package offers are offered out until the tip of the 12 months, so Thais wishing to travel to Japan must wait till 2023, mentioned Jarivat.
East Asian Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Chuwit Sirivejkul revealed that from January – October this 12 months, Thailand welcomed 230,000 – 240,000 tourists from Japan.
The TAT’s objective is for 350,000 tourists from Japan to enter Thailand earlier than the top of the year. Chuwit mentioned he has been working with brokers in Japan to design packages for the kingdom that are enticing to Japanese tourists.
However, the TAT is worried their aim is out of reach since Japanese vacationers are complaining they can’t discover airplane tickets.
In July, finances airline Thai Vietjet commenced companies between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Fukuoka Airport, on the north shore of Japan’s Kyushu island. It is the airline’s solely service linking Thailand and Japan.
The airline increased the frequency between Bangkok and Fukuoka from three to 4 instances per week to meet rising demand. However, demand kept rising, so frequency was increased again in September to 5 instances per week..

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