MID YEAR UPDATE Asian Markets Top Passenger Arrivals
Thailand's visitor arrivals for the first half of 2011 (January through June) grew by an impressive 28.13% compared to the same period last year.
For those looking at trends the Top 5 growth markets are:
China – 68.17%
Russia – 50.79%
Indonesia – 45.42%
Korea – 35.37%
India – 33.99%
Saudia Arabia actually led all markets with a 83.74% increase, but was less than 1% of total arrivals.
It's interesting to see one of the mini-BRIC's Indonesia in the list, which represents a growing affluence in Southeast Asia's largest economy.