Chinese visitors currently make up 28 per cent of Thailand’s foreign arrivals, well ahead of Indians at 4 per cent. That number is expected to surge to about 15 per cent of within a decade. File photo: Alamy

Indians to the rescue in Thailand’s Phuket as Chinese tourist numbers stall

  • Indian arrivals in Phuket accelerate due to more direct flights, a visa waiver and, most importantly, increasing wealth
  • Boat tragedy that killed dozens of mainlanders and a slowing economy at home trigger drop in Chinese tourist numbers
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Chinese visitors currently make up 28 per cent of Thailand’s foreign arrivals, well ahead of Indians at 4 per cent. That number is expected to surge to about 15 per cent of within a decade. File photo: Alamy
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