Tourist arrivals up, but Chinese down. April 2019 tourist numbers.

The Thai sports and tourism ministry reports that Thailand saw a 3.31% rise in total tourist arrivals in April compared to a year earlier, after a 0.69% decline in March.

3.2 million tourists in April spent about 164 billion baht ($5.15 billion), which is up 3.9% from the month of April in 2018.

But visitors from China, Thailand’s biggest feeder market for tourists, dropped 8.89% in April from a year earlier. This, after falling 1.87% in March.

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

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SOURCE: Reuters

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