Thailand's July tourist arrivals up 4.8% - ministry

Thailand's July tourist arrivals up 4.8% - ministry

A tourist family queue to check in at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Dec 23, 2016. (Reuters file photo)
A tourist family queue to check in at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Dec 23, 2016. (Reuters file photo)

International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.8% in July from a year earlier, led by visitors from China, Malaysia, Laos, Korea and India, the tourism and sports ministry said on Friday.

Foreign arrivals stood at 3.1 million in July, the ministry said in a statement. For the seven-month period, arrivals were 20.4 million, up 4.47%.

The government expects about 35 million tourists this year.

Tourism accounts for 12% of Thailand's economy.



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