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Thai tourist numbers recover mid-year after a shaky few months in Q2

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After a few dips in April and May, tourists to Thailand flocked back, up 4.72% for July compared to a year earlier. Tourist arrivals in June were up a much more modest .89%.

3.33 million tourists visited the country during July and spent 167.3 billion baht (USD5.47 billion), up 3.11% from a year earlier.

Visitors from China, where there’s been the biggest changes over the past 12 months, and still Thailand’s largest source market for tourists, rose 5.81% in July compared to July 2018, after dropping 7.1% in June.

Foreign tourist receipts make up about 12% of Thailand’s gross domestic product.

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