Thailand is looking to increase the number of people it gets coming over from the UK.

There could be more people planning to take flights to Thailand from the UK as the country seeks to appeal to even more people from its biggest market.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that it is finding Brits are coming to Thailand at all times of the year, rather than just in the winter months, as had been the case in the past.

As a result of this, the country saw more than 635,000 UK visitors enter its shores between January and September 2011, a seven per cent increase on the same time in the previous year.

“Thailand still remains excellent value for the British tourist and remains competitive against the cost of holidaying elsewhere in Asia,” said the TAT’s deputy governor, Juthaporn Rerngronasa.

He explained that one of the reasons the country is so popular is its wide appeal, as it has the perfect destinations from backpackers through to luxury travellers.

The news that more people were taking flights to Thailand was also recently noted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association, which stated the country saw a six per cent rise in the year to August.

Written by Erin Marshall

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