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Thailand records nine million foreign tourists in first quarter

BANGKOK: Thailand welcomed 9,370,297 overseas visitors between Jan 1 and March 31, a 44% jump year-on-year, the Tourism and Sports Ministry has reported.

These visitors have generated tourism income of around 454.65 billion baht for Thai entrepreneurs, it added.

China was the top source market for foreign tourists to Thailand, with 1,756,337 arrivals, followed by Malaysia (1,168,574), Russia (622,813), South Korea (558,873), India (472,952), Germany (315,033), Laos (308,097), the United Kingdom (290,486), the United States (280,248) and Japan (271,427).

The ministry added that these statistics only include arrivals processed by the Immigration Office, and do not include those who entered Thailand by land through border passes.

The ministry said that the main factors contributing to this trend is…

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