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Jan 24, 2023 04:02 PM
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Thailand Welcomes Most Foreign Visitors Since Start of Covid

A parasailer takes off from Patong Beach in Phuket. Photo: Bloomberg
A parasailer takes off from Patong Beach in Phuket. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Thailand welcomed 11.2 million foreign tourists in 2022, the highest number since Covid emerged, as the tourism-dependent Southeast Asian nation recovers from the pandemic.

The number topped the government’s forecast of 10 million foreign visitors, boosted by increased arrivals in the second half of the year. It’s just over a quarter of the 40 million international arrivals recorded in 2019, when revenue from foreign tourism receipts generated 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports data.

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