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- August,2023(part6) -
31 Aug, 2023
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Promotes Low-Carbon Tourism Routes Along Bangkok's Phadung Krung Kasem Canal
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), conducted a Fam Trip on August 19, 2023 for Japanese media, bloggers, and Destination Management Company (DMC) representatives. did.

A Fam Trip is a tour in which travel operators, bloggers, media, etc. of the target country visit the site in order to promote the attraction of tourist destinations. It is an abbreviation for Familiarization Trip, and is also called a preview invitation trip or monitor tour.

With this Fam Trip, TAT will showcase how visitors to Bangkok can contribute to environmental protection by allowing participants to explore local attractions and enjoy fun activities along the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal.

Fam Trip cruised along Bangkok's Padung Krung Kasem Canal in a carbon-emission-reduced electric boat, visiting places such as Wat Tevarat He Khun Chong Wora Wihan and Nan Long Market.

After cruising, they enjoyed a walking tour and cafe hopping along Nan Long and Nakhon Sawan Roads.

The tour ended at the Thai Railway Museum near MRT Hua Lamphong.

BMA's electric boats run free of charge every day. Operates every 20 minutes from 06:00 to 09:00 on weekdays. and hourly from 16.00 to 19.00 hours and from 08.00 to 19.00 hours on weekends and public holidays.







30 Aug, 2023
Thailand's Department of Rail Transport (DRT) considers fixed maximum fare per train ride
The Department of Rail Transport (DRT) has initiated discussions to cap Bangkok trains with a flat fare of 20 baht per ride. The proposal will be submitted to the next administration.

There are currently two scenarios under consideration for setting flat rate caps. The first option is to apply a flat fare of 20 baht only to low-income individuals with a Bangkok Welfare Card. A second option would be to apply a flat fare cap to all passengers using train services in the Bangkok metropolitan area.

The first option is considered more cost-effective as the Bangkok government only needs to subsidize travel for provincial welfare card holders. Currently, 31,019 welfare cardholders use the city's trains for their daily commute. With a fare cap of 20 baht, the number of train passengers in the city is expected to increase to about 34,000 per day. To implement this option, the Bangkok government will need to contribute approximately 35 baht per ride, or 307.9 million baht annually.

The second option is more expensive as the Bangkok government has to subsidize more passengers. At a rate of 17.47 baht per trip, maintaining a fare of 20 baht would require the government to contribute 16.5 million baht per day, for an annual total of 5.44 billion baht.

The DRT also suggested that rolling out the policy by the beginning of 2024 could reduce motor vehicle traffic and contribute to mitigating PM2.5 pollution levels, which tend to rise during the cold season.







29 Aug, 2023
Motor show "Big Motor Sale" kicks off in Bangkok
The “Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale 2023 (Big Motor Sale)”, an exhibition and sales event for automobiles and motorcycles, sponsored by Yanyont Square Group, which publishes automobile magazines, started in Bangkok on August 25, 2023.

The outline of "Big Motor Sale" is as follows.
Date: August 25th to September 3rd, 2023
time:
Weekdays 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday-Sunday 11.00-21.00
Venue: Convention Center "BITEC" Hall 101-104

For more information, please visit the official Facebook of "Big Motor Sale".







28 Aug, 2023
Thailand, domestic EV sales increase, accounting for 8% of new car sales
According to the Automotive Division of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), new car sales in the period from January to July 2023 will decrease by 5.5% year-on-year to 464,550 units, of which electric vehicles (BEV) will increase 16 times year-on-year to 35,781 units. It is rapidly increasing. New car sales in July alone decreased by 8.8% year-on-year to 58,419 units, of which BEVs accounted for 4,438 units.

While the sales of pickup trucks are declining due to stricter examination of automobile loans and rising interest rates, sales of passenger BEVs by Chinese manufacturers are increasing.

Vehicle production in Thailand in July 2023 increased by 4.7% year-on-year to 149,709 units, and from January to July 2023 increased by 0.7% year-on-year to 1,071,221 units.

The number of finished vehicles exported in July 2023 will increase by 21.6% year-on-year to 108,052 units, and in the period from January to July 2023, it will increase by 19.6% year-on-year to 636,868 units.

Motorcycle sales in July 2023 increased by 12.7% year-on-year to 150,779 units, and from January to July 2023 increased by 0.2% year-on-year to 1,144,760 units.

Motorcycle production in July 2023 decreased by 7.8% from the same month of the previous year to 194,773 units, and from January to July 2023 increased by 3.1% from the same period of the previous year to 1,501,470 units.

The number of exports in July 2023 will decrease by 1.7% year-on-year to 64,238 units, and in the period from January to July 2023, it will decrease by 15.3% year-on-year to 491,872 units.
27 Aug, 2023
The number of foreign visitors to Thailand in July 2023 is about 2.49 million, an increase of about 250,000 from 2.24 million in June 2023.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has released statistics on the number of foreigners entering Thailand in July 2023.

According to data released by MOTS, the number of foreigners who entered Thailand in July 2023 was 2,490,643.

The number of foreigners entering Thailand in June 2023 was 2,241,201, so the number of foreigners entering Thailand increased by about 250,000. From March 2023 to April 2023, and from April 2023 to May 2023, there will be slight decreases for two consecutive months. April to May is the hot season, and it is thought that tourists avoided the hot season, but in June the number of tourists increased by 230,000. In July, the number of visitors increased by 250,000 from June. It is imagined that this is due to the fact that Thailand has entered the rainy season and the temperature has dropped slightly, making it a comfortable season and an increase in the number of Chinese tourists.

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in July 2023 by country is as follows.
1. China 410,311
2. Malaysia 371,200
3. South Korea 150,385
4. India 128,070
5. Vietnam 121,784
6. Hong Kong 93,907
7. Laos 83,014
8. USA 75,914
9. Singapore 75,307
10. Indonesia 71,526
11. Taiwan 67,987
12. Japan 66,164
13. Russian 64,937
14. Australia 62,352
15. United Kingdom 59,872
16. Cambodia 47,878
17. Philippines 46,350
18. France 42,237
19. Germany 38,117
20. Netherlands 35,508

For comparison with the previous month, the following is the ranking of the number of arrivals by country in September, October, November, December 2022, and January, February, March, April, May and June 2023.

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in June 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 408,356
2. China 311,888
3. India 156,500
4. South Korea 122,278
5. Singapore 115,636
6. Vietnam 110,241
7. Laos 78,382
8. Hong Kong 76,006
9. USA 75,623
10. Indonesia 72,061
11. Taiwan 70,917
12. Australia 58,411
13. Japan 55,763
14. Russian 50,734
15. United Kingdom 48,637
16. Cambodia 47,414
17. Philippines 46,115
18. Myanmar 33,063
19. Germany 28,042
20. France 22,773

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in May 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 373,922
2. China 285,547
3. India 149,053
4. South Korea 103,031
5. Vietnam 91,661
6. Singapore 79,864
7. Laos 77,328
8. Indonesia 62,203
9. USA 62,058
10. Hong Kong 59,242
11. Russian 58,467
12. Japan 53,744
13. Taiwan 51,224
14. Cambodia 51,160
15. Australia 51,069
16. United Kingdom 49,438
17. Germany 41,418
18. Philippines 35,865
19. Myanmar 32,369
20. France 28,999

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in April 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 401,394
2. China 328,414
3. India 133,312
4. Russian Federation 115,706
5. South Korea 95,830
6. Vietnam 84,346
7. United States of America 72,139
8. United Kingdom 71,640
9. Laos 67,930
10. Hong Kong (China) 67,897
11. Indonesia 63,952
12. Singapore 62,845
13. Australia 59,122
14. Taiwan 56,627
15. Germany 55,029
16. Cambodia 45,687
17. Japan 45,258
18. France 40,724
19. Myanmar 33,737
20. Philippines 32,915

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in March 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 326,930
2. China 269,773
3. Russian Federation 177,805
4. India 119,474
5. South Korea 115,038
6. United States of America 84,101
7. Singapore 83,250
8. Vietnam 82,576
9. United Kingdom 81,751
10. Germany 81,511
11. Japan 60,489
12. Hong Kong (China) 55,432
13. Indonesia 53,067
14. Australia 51,746
15. France 50,019
16. Taiwan 46,635
17. Cambodia 44,496
18. Laos 43,375
19. Philippines 33,678
20. Myanmar 27,478

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in February 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 305,367
2. Russian Federation 186,103
3. South Korea 157,440
4. China 155,656
5. India 99,808
6. United States of America 81,946
7. Germany 80,284
8. France 75,188
9. United Kingdom 74,775
10. Vietnam 69,730
11. Japan 65,451
12. Singapore 60,792
13. Laos 56,042
14. Indonesia 46,915
15. Australia 45,107
16. Taiwan 42,995
17. Hong Kong (China) 41,967
18. Cambodia 41,791
19. Philippines 27,540
20. Sweden 26,030

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in January 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 288,745
2. Russian Federation 202,759
3. South Korea 169,462
4. India 103,316
5. China 91,841
6. Laos 85,353
7. United States of America 82,470
8. United Kingdom 76,815
9. Germany 73,045
10. Vietnam 71,189
11. Singapore 69,106
12.France 59,925
13. Hong Kong (China) 59,816
14. Australia 57,315
15. Taiwan Province of China 49,492
16. Japan 46,336
17. Cambodia 46,235
18. Indonesia 45,410
19. Sweden 30,972
20. Myanmar 30,764 people

The country-by-country ranking of the number of visitors in December 2022 is as follows.
1. Malaysia 398,295
2. Russia 178,324
3. India 153,528
4. Singapore 131,484
5. South Korea 130,517
6. USA 90,843
7. United Kingdom 87,376
8. Laos 77,809
9. Cambodia 71,896
10. Germany 67,326
11. Australia 61,142
12. Vietnam 59,798
13. Hong Kong 57,191
14. China 54,146
15. Japan 53,564
16. Indonesia 51,305
17. France 45,536
18. Myanmar 40,935
19. Sweden 34,193
20. Philippines 32,779

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in November 2022 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 258,873
2. India 145,628
3. Russia 108,985
4. Singapore 101,203
5. South Korea 92,009
6. USA 79,624
7. Laos 78,606
8. Vietnam 67,925
9. United Kingdom 65,303
10. Germany 62,108
11. Cambodia 54,907
12. Japan 46,020
13. Indonesia 45,244
14. Australia 44,792
15. France 40,854
16. Hong Kong 40,382
17. China 37,113
18. Philippines 32,365
19. Myanmar 30,625
20. Taiwan 21,430

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in October 2022 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 316,537
2. India 126,606
3. Laos 86,591
4. South Korea 73,225
5. Vietnam 71,228
6. Singapore 68,148
7. USA 57,302
8. United Kingdom 51,992
9. Germany 45,707
10. Cambodia 44,540
11. Russia 44,314
12. Australia 43,827
13. Japan 37,186
14. Indonesia 35,563
15. China 35,410
16. France 32,104
17. Philippines 29,018
18. Hong Kong 27,299
19. Israel 18,430
20. Myanmar 16,506

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailadn in September 2022 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 332,493
2. India 116,386
3. Laos 83,891
4. Singapore 69,957
5. Vietnam 64,559
6. South Korea 58,552
7. Cambodia 54,379
8. USA 38,704
9. Australia 38,041
10. Japan 36,535
11. United Kingdom 35,530
12. Germany 32,594
13. China 32,302
14. Indonesia 30,892
15. Myanmar 24,865
16. Israel 24,218
17. Philippines 21,411
18. France 18,468
19. Russia 15,900
20. Spain 10,498
26 Aug, 2023
Big C, a major Thai retailer, adopts a new material shopping basket developed by Japan's TBM
On August 24, 2023, Big C, a major Thai retailer, announced that they adopted a new shopping basket at a supermarket using a new material "Limex Pellets" which main raw material is limestone developed by Japan's TBM (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

From the end of August 2023, it will be used sequentially at more than 1,640 stores such as general supermarkets and convenience stores operated by Big C.

Limex Pellets is a new material that contains more than 50% inorganic substances such as calcium carbonate. New shopping baskets using "Limex Pellets" have the same functionality as conventional polypropylene (PP) shopping baskets. They can reduce the amount of plastic used while maintaining durability.
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