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31 Jan, 2024
"Japanese Film Festival 2024" will be held in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, and Songkhla
Japanese Film Festival 2024 (JFF 2024) will be held in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, and Songkhla in February 2024.

The schedule for Japanese Film Festival 2024 is as follows.

■Bangkok■
February 2nd (Friday) - 18th (Sunday)
Venue: House Samyan
Tickets: House Cinema or www.housesamyan.com or House Samyan 5th floor box office
15 movies will be shown and the movies will have both Thai and English subtitles.
In addition, from 19:30 to 20:30 on February 3, "A Man'' directed by Kei Ishikawa, winner of the 46th Japan Academy Award in 8 categories, will be screened.After the screening, a special talk event will also be held about the theme of "Literature, Film, and Identity''.

■Chiang Mai■
February 9th (Friday) - 11th (Sunday)
Venue: Alliance Française de Chiang Maï
February 16th (Friday) - 18th (Sunday)
Venue: Chiang Mai University Art and Culture Center

■Konken■
Friday, February 9th
Venue: Art Lane, Khon Kaen University
February 24th (Sat) - 25th (Sun)
Venue: Auditorium, Khon Kaen University Science Park

■Songkhla■
February 23rd (Friday) - 25th (Sunday)
Venue: Lorem Ipsum Space

Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation Bangkok Japan Foundation, House Samyan, Dude, Movie and Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, and Khon Kaen University. Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Thailand and the Japanese Association of Thailand.







30 Jan, 2024
The number of foreigners who visited Thailand in December 2023 was approximately 3.261 million, an increase of approximately 1.117 million from November 2023, which was 2.144 million.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has released statistics on the number of foreigners entering Thailand in December 2023.

According to data released by MOTS, the number of foreigners who entered Thailand in December 2023 was 3,261,257. There were 2,144,948 people in November, so this was a significant increase of 1,116,309 people.

There was a decrease of about 55,000 people from October to November, and it was assumed that tourists were refraining from traveling in preparation for the Christmas and New Year holidays in December. It is thought that the number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand for their holidays has increased rapidly.

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in December 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 547,243
2. China 425,941
3. Russian 205,810
4. South Korea 191,643
5. India 176,201
6. Singapore 128,737
7. USA 114,811
8. United Kingdom 111,618
9. Germany 100,942
10. Laos 88,727
11. Japan 85,271
12. Indonesia 82,088
13. Australia 73,624
14. Taiwan 72,900
15. Hong Kong 71,281
16. Vietnam 69,082
17. France 63,425
18. Cambodia 53,996
19. Myanmar 46,045
20. Philippines 44,380

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

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in November 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 392,969
2. China 310,266
3. Russian 177,517
4. India 148,212
5. South Korea 147,198
6. Singapore 109,508
7. USA 103,726
8. Germany 87,850
9. Japan 87,230
10. United Kingdom 81,964
11. Laos 78,147
12. Indonesia 71,481
13. Vietnam 70,017
14. Taiwan 66,537
15. Australia 59,684
16. Hong Kong 57,192
17. France 55,828
18. Cambodia 52,138
19. Philippines 43,514
20. Myanmar 34,206

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in October 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 348,403
2. China 291,323
3. India 141,878
4. South Korea 128,215
5. Russian 107,511
6. Laos 82,985
7. Singapore 78,386
8. USA 68,563
9. Vietnam 67,761
10. Taiwan 64,785
11. Indonesia 64,554
12. United Kingdom 60,403
13. Australia 59,446
14. Japan 58,205
15. Germany 58,174
16. Hong Kong 57,917
17. Cambodia 47,590
18. Philippines 40,895
19. France 40,577
20. Myanmar 34,579

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in September 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 388,197
2. China 284,989
3. India 142,051
4. South Korea 133,135
5. Singapore 87,296
6. Vietnam 82,062
7. Japan 80,010
8. Laos 78,996
9. Russian 68,660
10. Indonesia 65,709
11. Taiwan 61,300
12. Hong Kong 61,274
13. Australia 57,073
14. USA 52,895
15. Cambodia 48,352
16. United Kingdom 43,735
17. Germany 40,494
18. Philippines 38,775
19. Myanmar 32,124
20. Israel 26,968

The ranking of the number of people entering Thailand in August 2023 by country is as follows.
1. Malaysia 438,556
2. China 355,146
3. South Korea 146,387
4. India 130,667
5. Vietnam 113,239
6. Japan 101,847
7. Hong Kong 100,437
8. Laos 84,275
9. Singapore 76,697
10. Taiwan 73,195
11. Russian 66,602
12. Indonesia 63,152
13. United Kingdom 56,572
14. Cambodia 56,265
15. USA 55,960
16. Australia 52,796
17. Germany 44,257
18. Philippines 43,784
19. France 42,118
20. Myanmar 32,666

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

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
29 Jan, 2024
Suvarnabhumi Airport, some airlines open check-in counters 4 hours in advance
Previously, check-in counters for each airline at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport were usually open three hours before flight departure, but in recent years, in order to reduce congestion at the airport and for passenger convenience, some airlines allow check-in (early check-in) from 4 hours in advance, allowing you to check in your luggage and complete boarding procedures.

According to Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT), which manages and operates the airport, as of January 23, 2024, a total of 23 airlines, mainly those from the Middle East and Europe, are supporting this early check-in. .

Air Canada
Air France
Austrian Airlines
EL AL Israel Airlines
Emirates
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
Finnair
Gulf Air
Jetstar Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kuwait Airways
Lufthansa
Mahan Air
North Atlantic Airways
Oman Air
Qantas Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Jordanian
Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines)
Swiss International Air Lines
Thai Airways International
Turkish Airlines

Also, at Suvarnabhumi Airport, passengers of Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia X, etc. can also drop off their own baggage at the Common Use Bag Drop system (CUBD) located on the departure floor.







28 Jan, 2024
Various festivals will be held in Thailand in February.
February is becoming a festival month in Thailand. A variety of events and festivals are planned for 2024 that will attract both locals and tourists.

Bangkok Design Week 2024 will be held from January 27th to February 4th, 2024. The event will be held at multiple venues in Bangkok including Charoen Krung, Talat Noi, Siam and Yaowarat, where creativity and innovation will come together.

Additionally, the "8 Riew Feel 'Fae' Coffee & Friends 2024 festival" will be held at Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park in Chachoengsao from February 2nd to 4th, 2024, celebrating Thailand's vibrant coffee culture.

In Chiang Mai, the "Chiang Mai Flower Festival" will be held from February 2nd to February 4th, 2024 at Nong Buak Hard Park, attracting nature and flower lovers. The festival showcases the region's rich flora and is a testament to Thailand's natural beauty.

Mystic Festival Thailand, a unique event set in the scenic Mountain Creek Valley, will be held in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima from February 2nd to 4th, 2024.

There are plenty of fun events for sports fans.

Amazing Muay Thai Festival 2024 will be held at Lumphini Stadium in Bangkok from February 2nd to 5th, 2024.

The Amazing Muay Thai World Festival 2024 will be held from February 4th to 6th, 2024 at Rajabhakti Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan in Hua Hin.

The adrenaline-pumping "D1 Grand Prix Thailand" will be held at Buriram's Chang International Circuit from February 23 to 25, 2024, promising high-octane excitement for motorsport enthusiasts.







27 Jan, 2024
Agoda booking data ranks Bangkok as world's number one Lunar New Year destination in 2024
Agoda, a digital travel platform, has released booking data for Lunar New Year 2024. According to the data, Bangkok has been chosen as the number one overseas destination for tourists.

In addition to Bangkok, popular destinations to visit during the Lunar New Year holidays are Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and Taipei. The ranking of countries that visit Thailand during Lunar New Year is Malaysia, China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. The top destinations in Thailand are Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai.







26 Jan, 2024
Thailand's Ministry of Tourism announces program to give cash rebates to foreign films produced in Thailand
Thailand's Ministry of Tourism has announced a program to give cash rebates to foreign films produced in Thailand.

According to an announcement by Thailand's Ministry of Tourism, productions by foreign films that invest more than 150 million baht from January 2024 onwards will be able to receive a cash rebate of up to 20%.

In 2023, a total of 6.6 billion baht worth of foreign films will be produced in Thailand. This is a 5% increase in revenue from 2022. This cash rebate program is designed to further increase that profit.

For more information, please refer to the official website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
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