Thailand expects Chinese New Year tourism boost

Posted on January 16, 2017

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Thailand expects to welcome 825,000 international visitors during the forthcoming Chinese New year holiday period.

The total, which was revealed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), would mark a 4% increase over the 794,000 visitors welcomed last year. This year’s Chinese New Year holiday period runs from 27 January to 2 February 2017.

The number of visitors from mainland China however, is forecast to decline by 9% to 240,000. This is largely due to a fall in charter flights caused by a crackdown on so-called “zero-dollar tours”.

The number of Chinese visitors from other countries is expected to increase to around 149,000.

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