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Women tourists 'opt for Thailand'

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NEW DELHI - The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 per cent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines, a new survey has found. 

Indians have been vocal in denouncing the gang rapes, but researchers say women tourists are more comfortable in Thailand. (AFP photo)

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said overall tourist arrivals are down 25 per cent year-on-year, with holidaymakers opting instead to visit other Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand.

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