Coronavirus Latest: Thai Tourist Arrivals Seen Plunging 80% This Year - Nikkei Asian Review

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The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. 5:00 p.m. Thailand can expect to attract at most 8 million foreign tourists this year, down 80% from a year earlier, as the coronavirus pandemic cuts global travel, a tourism body says. The tourist sector, a key driver of Thai growth, is expected to recover in 2021, according to the Tourism Council of Thailand. Last year, Thailand had a record 39.8 million foreign tourists, whose spending accounted for about 11% of Thai GDP.

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