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Arrivals target still achievable, says TAT

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is still confident of achieving its target of 28.1 million visitors this year despite the continuous drop of international arrivals due to the current political unrest. 

Tour operators are waiting to their foreign customers at Suvarnabhumi airport on Feb 10, 2014. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

“Some charter flights to Bangkok have been cancelled. Many tour groups from Asian countries such as China, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam do not want to come to Thailand. We estimate that we will lose up to 900,000 visitors during the first half of this year,” said TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik, noting that personal safety sees to be the primary concern.

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