Table 10.7 :   MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION OF TOURIST ARRIVALS BY NATIONALITY, 2008
Country of Nationality    Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Total 683,012 64,621 67,963 71,623 62,670 48,764 40,283 47,675 51,824 50,687 56,363 57,961 62,578
Europe 497,560 52,326 52,121 57,469 47,767 31,397 24,749 31,411 36,149 34,336 38,405 43,977 47,453
Austria 13,462 1,622 2,034 1,652 1,020 825 449 828 727 594 826 1,575 1,310
Belgium 3,368 358 394 472 250 150 121 260 190 192 307 314 360
Denmark 1,834 226 310 186 118 96 74 144 71 94 191 124 200
France 48,100 6,784 7,163 6,019 5,801 2,437 1,096 1,455 2,393 1,674 3,295 4,565 5,418
Germany 69,240 6,000 6,182 7,949 6,015 6,983 3,964 4,163 4,103 5,292 6,647 6,880 5,062
Italy 103,823 13,473 13,630 14,865 11,246 4,212 3,683 5,432 8,305 5,972 5,579 6,711 10,715
Nether land 5,595 432 447 470 529 400 376 550 440 458 512 445 536
Portugal 4,150 129 151 321 289 339 423 626 480 578 406 200 208
Russia 48,978 5,507 3,339 4,730 4,313 3,345 2,225 2,691 3,511 2,834 3,997 6,397 6,089
Spain 8,217 427 404 819 469 513 550 834 1,365 847 706 713 570
Sweden 3,542 305 274 324 188 115 100 101 92 122 332 884 705
Switzerland 26,983 2,815 2,883 3,265 2,933 1,465 1,214 1,459 1,099 1,665 2,544 3,080 2,561
United Kingdom 116,821 9,638 11,238 12,544 11,150 7,972 8,037 9,136 9,789 10,448 9,541 8,470 8,858
Other Countries 43,447 4,610 3,672 3,853 3,446 2,545 2,437 3,732 3,584 3,566 3,522 3,619 4,861
Asia 145,558 9,706 12,940 10,748 11,485 13,687 12,240 12,348 12,085 13,346 14,174 11,607 11,192
China/Taiwan/Hongkong 43,744 2,822 5,786 2,199 2,547 3,835 3,348 4,122 3,548 4,868 4,544 3,335 2,790
India 16,663 1,436 1,313 1,467 1,337 2,001 1,425 1,147 1,231 1,036 1,425 1,037 1,808
Japan 38,193 2,269 2,985 3,088 2,832 2,305 3,062 3,746 3,966 4,288 3,413 3,178 3,061
Korea 20,934 1,438 1,164 1,632 2,103 2,705 2,001 898 911 1,610 2,879 2,353 1,240
Singapore 4,956 290 318 430 342 433 601 449 489 279 340 404 581
Sri Lanka 9,725 732 741 762 1,014 914 779 1,043 990 582 637 742 789
Thailand 3,952 154 173 411 745 755 304 300 240 207 321 117 225
Other Countries 7,391 565 460 759 565 739 720 643 710 476 615 441 698
Africa 5,694 357 269 479 574 434 539 477 444 469 636 342 674
South Africa 3,732 232 142 346 419 274 393 233 223 351 481 211 427
Other Countries 1,962 125 127 133 155 160 146 244 221 118 155 131 247
America 14,485 1,076 1,291 1,514 1,229 1,142 1,093 1,032 1,100 1,160 1,279 1,114 1,455
Canada 2,966 243 323 282 277 212 167 199 228 263 237 225 310
U.S.A 8,853 683 789 972 711 679 704 614 611 651 829 675 935
Other Countries 2,666 150 179 260 241 251 222 219 261 246 213 214 210
Oceania 10,574 667 629 886 877 1,564 966 1,022 896 1,026 922 502 617
Australia 9,368 591 549 781 778 1,356 856 932 812 915 813 459 526
Other Countries 1,206 76 80 105 99 208 110 90 84 111 109 43 91
Middle East 9,141 489 713 527 738 540 696 1,385 1,150 350 947 419 1,187
Kuwait 1,340 178 271 83 46 68 69 94 113 20 55 55 288
Lebanon 1,139 28 47 59 106 56 74 147 177 178 121 27 119
Saudi Arabia 2,747 90 196 135 308 140 144 537 396 36 324 123 318
United Arab Emirates 1,394 64 54 111 89 102 202 212 105 56 160 81 158
Others 2,521 129 145 139 189 174 207 395 359 60 287 133 304
Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
     Department of Immigration & Emigration