Foreign arrivals in Thailand surpass 10-million mark this year; Malaysians second biggest visitors after China

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BANGKOK (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Thailand welcomed 10,723,953 foreigners between January 1 and April 14, marking a 43% jump year on year, the Tourism and Sports Ministry has announced.

The revenue generated by these tourists has come in at around 518.04 billion baht, it added.

Over this period, China topped the arrivals list with 2,031,552, followed by Malaysia (1,391,057), Russia (695,624), South Korea (619,186), and India (546,935).

Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol said the long Eid al-Fitr holidays from April 8 to 14 contributed to the arrival of 96,000 tourists from Muslim nations over the past week.

Sudawan said the number of tourists from Malaysia had risen by 78,297 from the previous week to 150,390 during April 8-14, putting them on the top of the week’s arrivals list.

They were followed by 148,653 Chinese tourists, 36,056 Indians, 34,671 Russians and 30,427 South Koreans, Sudawan concluded. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

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