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16/ Aug/ 2014

Foreign Tourist Arrivals Still Falling,

10.9% Down in July

Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand in July dropped by 10.9% from a year earlier, according to data posted on the website of the Department of Tourism. The numbers indicate that the tourism industry, which accounts for about 10% of the economy and suffered its biggest drop in visitors in June, has not recovered yet from the impact of the prolonged political crisis.
The Bangkok Post reports that “international arrivals in July totalled 1.91 million, compared with 1.56 million in June and 2.15 million in July 2013. Arrivals from China, the country’s single biggest visitor source accounting for 18% of all tourists in July, tumbled 25.3%.” Note: The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand decreased by 25.3% year-on-year, but they’re still the “single biggest visitor source accounting for 18% of all tourists in July”. This is telling.
The report adds that, “for the first seven months of the year, international arrivals totalled 13.62 million, down 10.7% from 15.26 million a year earlier, an even steeper drop than the first-half decline of 9.9%.”

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