Outbound tourism from Thailand to Norway is booming and 2018 saw an increase of 20% over 2017 in tourist visa applications. Thai tourists typically visit the western fjords in addition to Oslo and Bergen and also North Cape which H.M. King Chulalongkorn visited in 1907. Outbound tourism from Thailand has increased to six million due to continuous competitive promotion campaigns from destination marketing companies, tour companies, airlines, hotels, banks and credit card issuers. The traditional peak season for Thai tourists to Norway is during summer, but we have seen a shift whereby autumn and winter now accounts for more than 40% of the outbound tourism volume to Norway. The main reason for this shift is mainly Aurora hunting, but also other winter activities are becoming popular. Through our networks, we can help linking you to the decision makers in the region. Finally, take note of the fact that Thai tourists are avid shoppers. Global Blue Norway in 2016, ranked Thailand in fifth place after China, USA, UK and Germany of all countries worldwide in VAT refunds through the company. In other words, it’s the affluent part of the population which travel as tourists to Scandinavia. They bring back more than beautiful photographs and wonderful holiday memories.

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