Almost 10 million foreign tourists have visited Thailand this year, generating 391 billion baht in revenue, deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Saturday.
Tourist arrivals between January 1 and May 15 totalled 9.47 million, Traisulee said. Most were from East, South, and Southeast, she added.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has estimated that 5.3 tourists from China will visit Thailand this year, and the number could rise to 7 million.
China relaxed its strict Covid-19 measures early this year and allowed outbound group tours from February 6, leading to an influx of Chinese tourists to Thailand.
The Nation Reporter