Thailand sees nearly 15 million visitors so far this year, ministry says

June 5, 2024 - 5:27 PM
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Chinese tourists take pictures in downtown as temperatures reached 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) in Bangkok, Thailand, March 31, 2024. (Reuters/Chalinee Thirasupa)

Thailand recorded 14.9 million foreign tourists arrivals in the January to early June period this year, the Tourism Ministry said on Tuesday.

Foreign tourists have generated revenue of 709 billion baht ($19.40 billion) so far this year, it said. The government is targeting 35 million foreign arrivals for the full year.

($1 = 36.5400 baht)

—Reporting by Chayut Setboonsarng and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Martin Petty