Tourism Industry affected by floods

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(NNT)-The number of foreign visitors is expected to drop to under 15 million thanks to the recent floods wreaking havoc on Thailand, according to The Tourism Council of Thailand.

The Council has disclosed that, due to recent floods, both local and international tourists have been reluctant to travel to the Kingdom, particularly those from Malaysia and Singapore.

  Tourism Industry affected by floods
Tourism Industry affected by floods

The district of Hadyai is the shopping paradise for most tourists from Malaysia and Singapore; however, the number of visitors from those two countries is expected to drop by 100,000 this month, costing the district to lose at least 10 billion baht in revenues. 30% of the 2 million Thais tourists visiting Hadyai each month have also put off their plan to travel to the South.

The Council is set to hold a meeting with tourism operators to assess the ongoing situation. It might also have to revise its tourist target to 14 million, down from 15 million earlier projected.

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news.php?id=255311170009

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