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Over 257,000 Chinese tourists to celebrate Chinese New Year in Thailand

Thailand targets to welcome over 257,000 Chinese tourists arriving in the country during the Chinese New Year chinese touristsfestival with expectation that more than 12 billion baht in revenues will be earned from them.

This was disclosed by Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul yesterday.

She said during the 9-day period of the Chinese New Year festival from January 27-February 4, the ministry expects over 257,000 Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand, an increase of 10.87 per cent from last year.

She said an income of 12 billion baht or an increase of 13.09 per cent year-on-year was expected to be generated from these tourists.

As a host country, she said the ministry has cooperated with the Tourism Police Division to provide safety for tourists during this period.

Thai PBS



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