Thais welcome 10 millionth Chinese visitor

Thursday, December 20, 2018

When He Wei Xin planned a trip to Thailand, she had no idea she was destined to become the 10 millionth visitor from China this year.

The tourist arriving on Thai Airways International flight TG613 from Kunming yesterday was intercepted by officials after going through the immigration process at Suvarnabhumi airport because she was the 10 millionth tourist arriving from China, the Bangkok Post reports.

Miss Xe received souvenirs from Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat and Suvarnabhumi airport general manager Sutheerawat Suwannwat -- and a free ride in an Airports of Thailand limousine to her hotel.

The Chinese top the roster of foreign arrivals to Thailand, with 8.37 million visitors in the first nine months of this year. -Photo: Bangkok Post