80,000 Chinese Expected in Chiang Mai over Chinese New Year

 | Fri 5 Feb 2016 05:27 ICT

CityNews – Over 80,000 Chinese tourists expected over the Chinese New Year according to the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association who are preparing for the influx.


President of the board, Pornchai Jitnawasatien, said in a press conference on February 5 that over 80,000 Chinese visitors are expected in Chiang Mai over the Chinese New Year period, with almost 90% of hotels and tour packages booked up until February 16.

He also added that sales are expected to go up as prices of popular products are cheaper than last year, meaning tourists may buy more.