Chinese tourist arrivals plunge in February

Chinese tourist arrivals plunge in February

Tourist children react as they look at crocodile BBQ at a temporary night market to mark Chinese New Year in Bangkok on Feb 4, 2019. (Reuters file photo)
Tourist children react as they look at crocodile BBQ at a temporary night market to mark Chinese New Year in Bangkok on Feb 4, 2019. (Reuters file photo)

Thailand saw a 0.17% increase in tourist arrivals in February year-on-year, after a 4.91% rise in January, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on Wednesday.

Visitors from China, Thailand's biggest source of tourists, fell 12.29% in February from a year earlier after jumping 10.29% in January.

The 3.57 million tourists spent about 192 billion baht in February, down 0.84 % from a year earlier.

Foreign tourist receipts account for about 12% of Thailand's gross domestic product.


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