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Virus drains Thailand of 8.5 million visitors

Apr 08. 2020
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has revealed that the number of international visitors arriving in Thailand between January and March fell by 8.54 million, or 35.3 per cent, to 15.67 million, compared to the same period last year.

The largest decline was in Chinese visitor numbers, which dropped by 59.4 per cent to around 2.4 million compared to 2019. Visitor numbers from Japan fell by 28 per cent to 1.6 million, while visits from Russia declined by 0.6 per cent to 1.19 million passengers.

The top 15 sources of travellers to Thailand were China, Japan, Russia, Singapore, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Taiwan, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia.

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