KOTA BHARU: Thailand is expecting more than one million Malaysian tourists by the end of this year following the reopening of borders between the two countries in April.
Thailand’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Chainarong Keratiyutwong, said since the reopening of borders, 600,000 Malaysian visitors have visited the country, especially in Hat Yai and other provinces.
“We expect the number of visitors to increase and exceed one million by the end of the year, which will help restore our economic and tourism sector after being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. he told Bernama and RTM after officiating the Thai Festival 2022 at the Royal Consulate General of Thailand here today.
Chainarong said the two-day festival is an important mechanism to strengthen and build close ties between the two countries.
“We are able to showcase foods and products from our country with this festival. So we could organize more festivals like this in Malaysia.
“We also invite the Malaysian government to hold such a festival in Thailand to promote your products and food there and I think it will receive a very welcome response,” he said.
He also thanked the Malaysian Government, including the Kelantan State Government, as well as Chambers of Commerce, Thai Entrepreneurs, Rantau Panjang Customs Department and Rantau Panjang Immigration Department for making of the festival a success.– Bernama