23 May 2024

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) claims that the “Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024”, held at Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen Avenue between April 11th and 15th, was a great success in terms of visitors and revenue.

TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool said that the five-day festive event, featuring various forms of entertainment, street food and a parade, among others, attracted over 780,000 visitors, including about 81,000 foreign tourists.

She claimed that this event alone had injected about 2.8 billion baht into the economic system, including about 742 million baht in tax revenue.

Most of the visitors learned about the event from social media, word of mouth or television, she said, adding that, according to an opinion survey of those who attended, most of the Thai visitors were impressed with the sound and light exhibition, while most foreign visitors were impressed with the facilities at the event, the parade and the choice of shops at the site.