Business group scales down tourism forecast, says 3m jobs lost

Business group scales down tourism forecast, says 3m jobs lost

FILE PHOTO: There are no tourists to admire the statues at Secret Buddha Garden on Koh Samui on June 30, 2021. (Photo: Dave Kendall)
FILE PHOTO: There are no tourists to admire the statues at Secret Buddha Garden on Koh Samui on June 30, 2021. (Photo: Dave Kendall)

Foreign visitors to Thailand are expected at about 280,000 this year, down from half a million projected earlier, a private tourism group said on Tuesday, as the country suffers a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The crucial tourism sector has lost about 3 million jobs during the pandemic, the Tourism Council of Thailand said in a statement. 

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