Airlines are already launching promotions to attract more Thai travelers. New charter carrier Asia Atlantic Airlines but also AirAsia X are looking to open new flights to Japan. Thai Airways International recently launched a new promotion with special fares offered in conjunction with the visa abolition. The carrier is now studying to open new routes to Japan. It recently launched new flights to Sapporo and looks now to the possibility to serve Hiroshima and Sendai.
Thailand is also consequently looking at attracting more Japanese into the Kingdom. Japan is one of Thailand’s largest incoming markets, representing last year 1.37 million travelers. From January to June of this year, total arrivals from Japan are up by 17.35% with 0.73 million of Japanese travelers. By the end of the year, the total number of Japanese to Thailand could then surpass the 1.6 million visitors’ mark.