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Thailand's tourism industry has been hit hard by the epidemic and is expected to recover 80% in the next year

Date: 2020-11-29

From January to October this year, the number of foreign tourists in Thailand fell by 79.5% year-on-year, and the number of international tourists entering Thailand from April to September was zero.

According to reports, the epidemic has severely affected Thailand, where tourism accounts for 12% of GDP. After the epidemic eased in Thailand, only 1,201 international tourists were received in October this year, of which 471 were from China, while Thailand received 3.07 million international tourists in the same period last year. Although the conditions for the entry of international tourists have been restored, the number of international tourists in October was only a drop in the bucket for the Thai tourism industry, and it is difficult to solve the problem of the tourism industry.

It is understood that affected by the epidemic, the Thai government plans to reduce the expectations of international tourists this year. It is estimated that 6.7 million international tourists will enter Thailand, compared with 39.9 million last year. From January to October this year, the number of foreign tourists in Thailand fell by 79.5% year-on-year, and the number of international tourists entering Thailand from April to September was zero.

The director of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand, Yutasa, said that Thailand's tourism industry is expected to recover to about 80% of its pre-epidemic level in 2022. Unless there is a successful vaccine development, Thailand’s main source markets will not relax travel. Restrictive measures. According to the forecast by the National Tourism Administration of Thailand, Thailand may achieve 2.5 trillion baht (approximately 542.3 billion yuan) in tourism revenue in 2022, reaching 80% or higher 90% of revenue in 2019.