Thailand holidays grow in popularity in July

Foreign arrivals to Thailand in July grew by 19 per cent year-on-year.

This is according to figures from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and highlights the popularity of Thailand holidays.

As well as this, international tourism in Southeast Asia – which comprises Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – was up by 11 per cent.

Director of the Strategic Intelligence Centre at the PATA John Koldowski said: "Even during times of economic uncertainty, the Asia/Pacific region continues to perform strongly, reinforcing its image and position as a powerhouse of international travel and tourism."

Mr Koldowski continued by saying that there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people heading to the area from Russia.

Those going to Thailand may be tempted to stay in the recently-opened Holiday Inn at Phuket Mai Khao Beach.

It has 246 rooms and is the fourth largest in the country.